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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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Nanosphere Optics Lab Field Simulator
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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...
KIST/PU Multi-Component, Multi-Functional Nanomedical Systems for Drug/Gene Delivery
23 Oct 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): James Leary
In this brief paper we describe some of our recent efforts to construct multi-component, multi-functional nanomedical systems for delivery of therapeutic genes. We first describe the general...
KIST/PU Tumor-Homing Chitosan-Based Nanoparticles for Cancer Theragnosis; Imaging, Drug Delivery and Therapy
23 Oct 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ick Chan Kwon
We have prepared self-assembled polymeric drug carriers containing fluorophore and loaded drugs for theragnostic imaging of tumors. This new type of polymeric drug carriers visualizes the...
BME 695N Lecture 11: Construction of biomolecule conjugated nanoparticles
30 Sep 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Don Bergstrom
With Donald E. Bergstrom as guest lecturer.
BME 695N Lecture 9: Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) for Nanomedical Systems (cells and nanoparticles)
30 Sep 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Helen McNally
What Helen McNally as guest lecturer.
Introduction of MEMS Activity at Nano/Micro System Engineering Lab., Kyoto University
15 Sep 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Osamu Tabata
We are aiming at the realization of microsystems and nanosystems with novel and unique functions by integrating functional elements in different domains such as mechanics, electronics, chemistry,...
Micro-scaled Biochips with Optically Active Surfaces for Near and Far-field Analysis of Cellular Fluorescence
31 Aug 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Huw Summers
The integration of thin (< 100 nm) metal films with micro-scale
optical waveguides provides a route to controlled spatial
excitation of cellular fluorescence within a biochip...
Polymers for nanoparticle and nanocrystal formulations for drug delivery
15 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Stephen R. Byrn
Nanoparticles hold great promise for drug delivery applications. Nanoparticles might prove to be the only way to bring water insoluble, chemically unstable drugs to market. Because of this, this...
BNC Annual Research Symposium: Nanoscale Energy Conversion
23 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher
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...
Quantum Dot - synthesis routes
03 Apr 2007 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Saurabh Madaan
A brief survey of synthesis routes of quantum dots, with more emphasis on epitaxial and colloidal approaches.
Computer Simulation of Nanoparticles, Viruses, and Electrical Power-Generating Bacteria
20 Mar 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peter J. Ortoleva
Models of cells and nanometer-scale biosystems are presented that
clarify their physico-chemical characteristics and allow for computer-
aided design of therapeutic and nanotechnical devices....
What Can the TEM Tell You About Your Nanomaterial?
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26 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric Stach
In this tutorial, I will present a brief overview of the ways that transmission electron microscopy can be used to characterize nanoscale materials. This tutorial will emphasize what TEM does...
Highly Efficient Thermal Transport: The Application of Carbon Nanotube Array Interfaces
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01 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Baratunde A. Cola
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have received much attention in recent years for their extraordinary properties that through careful engineering may be leverage for the development of numerous...
Nanoparticles in Biology and Materials: Engineering the Interface through Synthesis
29 Jan 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vincent Rotello
Monolayer-protected nanoparticles provide versatile tools for
nanotechnology. In our research, we use these nanoparticles as
building blocks for the creation of functional magnetic and...
Plasmon-resonant Nanorods as Multifunctional Imaging Agents
28 Dec 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alexander Wei
Gold nanorods have several outstanding characteristics as optical contrast
agents for biomedical imaging. Their strong optical absorption at
near-infrared (NIR) frequencies can be used to...
Nanotechnology and Visible Light
19 Dec 2006 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Raymond Serrano
This submission is an undergraduate project by Raymond Serrano, a chemistry student at UTEP. Raymond has been a nanoHUB student for one year.
In addition to being factor of scale, nanoscience...