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In nanotechnology, a particle is defined as a small object that behaves as a whole unit in terms of its transport and properties. It is further classified according to size: in terms of diameter, fine particles cover a range between 100 and 2500nanometers, while ultrafine particles, on the other hand, are sized between 1 and 100 nanometers. Similar to ultrafine particles, nanoparticles are sized between 1 and 100 nanometers.
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Optical and Thermodynamic properties of noble metal nanoparticles. Effect of chemical functionalization.
06 May 2009 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Baudilio Tejerina, George C. Schatz
This laboratory is intended to introduce the student to the use of semiempirical electronic structure methods. In particular, the semiempirical methods will be applied to the study of metallic...
ECET 499N: Introduction to Nanotechnology
30 Mar 2009 | Courses | Contributor(s): Helen McNally
An introduction to the emerging area of nanotechnology will be studied. The primary focus will be on the technologies of nanotechnology, with specific emphasis on electronics and electrical...
Nano-Plasmonic Bowtie Antenna Simulator
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15 Dec 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Alexander S McLeod, Jeffrey B. Neaton, P. James Schuck, Eugene Song, Graham Chapman
A tool for simulating the near-field enhancement effects of nano-scale bowtie antennae.
Nanoparticle and Colloidal Simulations with Molecular Dynamics
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05 Dec 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Steve Plimpton
Modeling nanoparticle or colloidal systems in a molecular dynamics (MD) code requires coarse-graining on several levels to achieve meaningful simulation times for study of rheological and other...
Northwestern University Initiative for Teaching Nanoscience
20 Aug 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Baudilio Tejerina
This package allows users to study and analyze of molecular properties using various electronic structure methods.
Nanomaterials in Biosensing Using Ion Selective Field Effect Transistors and Metal Particles
30 Jul 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Nalam Madhusudhana Rao
The multifunctionality, multilayerable architechture and size of nanomaterials offer tremendous opportunities in developing sensing platforms. Ion Selective Field Effect Transistors (ISFET) are...
Nanobiotechnology – a different perspective
22 Jul 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Murali Sastry
The study of the synthesis, exotic properties, assembly/packaging and potential commercial application of nanomaterials is an extremely important topic of research that is expected to have...
Strategies for Preparation and Manufacture of Polymer-based Nanoparticulate Formulations
21 Jul 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Stephen R. Byrn
Nanoparticles hold great promise for drug delivery applications. Several polymer-based formulations containing nanoparticles are in late phase development or on the market. In fact, polymer...
BNC Research Review: Carbon Nanotubes as Nucleic Acid Carriers
04 Jun 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Don Bergstrom
This presentation is part of a collection of presentations describing the projects, people, and capabilities enhanced by research performed in the Birck Center, and a look at plans for the...
Basics of Particle Adhesion
21 May 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Stephen P. Beaudoin
This presentation will describe the adhesion of rough, asymmetric particles with micro- to nano-scale dimension to solid surfaces. These adhesion processes are of great interest in...
Bionanotechnology: a different perspective
30 Apr 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Murali Sastry
31 Mar 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sanket S Mahajan, Ganesh Subbarayan, Xufeng Wang
Code to perform Molecular Dynamics (MD) Simulations
Nanoelectronic Modeling: Multimillion Atom Simulations, Transport, and HPC Scaling to 23,000 Processors
07 Mar 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
Future field effect transistors will be on the same length scales as “esoteric” devices such as quantum dots,
nanowires, ultra-scaled quantum wells, and resonant tunneling diodes. In those...
29 Feb 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Baudilio Tejerina, Jeff Reimers
Semi-empirical Molecular Orbital calculations.
Dynamics on the Nanoscale: Time-domain ab initio studies of quantum dots, carbon nanotubes and molecule-semiconductor interfaces
01 Feb 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Oleg Prezhdo
Device miniaturization requires an understanding of the dynamical response of materials on the nanometer scale. A great deal of experimental and theoretical work has been devoted to characterizing...
Nanosphere Optics Lab Field Simulator
22 Jan 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Baudilio Tejerina, Tyler Takeshita, Logan Ausman, George C. Schatz
Study of the Electric field induced by Light-Nanoparticle interaction.
An Experimentalists’ Perspective
19 Dec 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Arunava Majumdar
This presentation was one of 13 presentations in the one-day forum,
"Excellence in Computer Simulation," which brought together a broad
set of experts to reflect on the future of...
KIST/PU Ligand-functionalized gold nanorods as theragnostic agents
06 Dec 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alexander Wei
Plasmon-resonant gold nanorods have been examined as multifunctional agents for imaging and photoactivated therapies. Nanorods can be imaged with single-particle sensitivity by two-photon...
BME 695N Lecture 15: Nanodelivery of therapeutic genes & molecular biosensor feedback control systems
30 Oct 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): James Leary
Introduction and overview
Some of the advantages of therapeutic genes
Some of the advantages of molecular biosensor feedback control systems
Why a nanodelivery approach is...
KIST/PU Phage Display Selection of Tissue-Specific Homing Peptides and their Theragnostic Applications
23 Oct 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Byung-Heon Lee
Several homing peptides that are specific to tumor cells, artherosclerotic plaques, stroke lesion, apoptotic cells and phosphatidylserine have been isolated by phage display in our laboratory. For...