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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.
Learn more about quantum dots from the many resources on this site, listed below. More information on Nanoparticles can be found here.
17 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Darren Hayes, Nancy Healy
Many plastics are in our oceans due to pollution, including ocean dumping and land runoff. Sunlight and alkaline ocean water break these plastics down into small particles, many are nanoscale in...
How Small is That?
02 Dec 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jamie Ryan
This lab is designed to help students understand the size of nanoparticles compared to the size of other known quantities, such as a human being or a skin cell. After the size of nanoparticles is...
[Illinois] Measuring Cellular Processes with Plasmonic Nanoparticles
13 Jun 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Bjorn Reinhard
Plasmonics and Its Applications Workshop 2016 3/22/2016 Measuring Cellular Processes with Plasmonic Nanoparticles Bjorn Reinhard
The Effects of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles on Brine Shrimp: A Toxicology Study
05 Apr 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Sharon Haldeman Mierhofer, NNCI Nano
This lab is designed to help students understand the following: the interdisciplinary fields of science, a practical application of chemistry in the real world, and the need to carefully conduct...
[Illinois] Optimizing Physisorption of Biomolecules to Surfaces and Nanoparticles via Molecular Modeling
18 Nov 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Yaroslava G Yingling
Professor Yingling is an associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering of UNC-CH & NCSU and the Department of Chemistry at Duke University. Her research...
[Illinois] Plasmonic Nanoparticles and Nanostructures
28 Oct 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ivan Smalyukh
Ivan I. Smalyukh is an Asst. Professor at the Department of Physics and the Liquid Crystal Materials Research Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He holds a PhD in Chemical Physics...
[Illinois] Integration of Quantum Dot Nanoparticles with Multimodal Microspheres for PET and Cerenkov Luminescene Imaging of Cancer
18 Aug 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Joanne Li
Cerenkov luminescence (CL) imaging utilizes the photons emitted during radioactive decay when charged particles travel faster than the phase velocity of light in a dielectric medium. In this talk,...
E SC 213 Lecture 1.1: An Introduction to Colloidal and Self-Assembled Materials - Solutions Review, Colloids and Colloidal Chemistry
05 May 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): NACK Network
Review of solution chemistry and colloids
The Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK) Network
Funded, in part, by a grant from the National Science Foundation. DUE...
PhotonicsPOS: Particle on Substrate
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12 Jan 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Rohith Chandrasekar, Urcan Guler, Ludmila Prokopeva, Alexander V. Kildishev
Scattering solutions for a core-shell spherical particle on a planar lamellar substrate
[Illinois] Fundamentals of Nano-Optics and Plasmonics for the Biomedical Researcher
01 Aug 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Prashant K Jain
Prashant Jain grew up in Bombay, where he completed his undergraduate education at the Institute of Chemical Technology. He obtained his PhD working with M. A. El-Sayed at Georgia Tech in 2008,...
[Illinois] Metal and Semiconductor Nanoparticles Supported on Graphene for Energy Conversion and Heterogeneous Catalysis
17 Dec 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): M. Samy El Shall
Graphene has attracted great interest for a fundamental understanding of its unique structural and electronic properties and also for important potential applications in nanoelectronics and...
PHYS 620 Lecture 15: Plasmons in Nanoparticles
12 Apr 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Roberto Merlin
Summary of Companies Approved by FDA, Who Use Gold Nanoparticles in Invitro Diagnosis
22 Dec 2012 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): VEERA CSR CHITTEPU
Ultra-stable nanoparticles of (CdSe)n and their unique properties
02 Aug 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Atsuo Kasuya
Nanoparticles exhibit unique materials functions not realizable in the bulk solid, leading useful practical applications. Recent progresses in synthesis show possibility of producing them down to...
[Illinois] NBSS11: Dynamic Light Scattering for Nanoparticle Characterization
26 Jun 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gabriel Popescu
Biophotonics Summer School 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011 – Friday, June 03, 2011
The Biophotonics Summer School brings together from a wide variety of disciplines to teach students about the...
Magnesium Phyllo (Organo) Silicate: A Clay to Play with in Materials Science
24 Apr 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): M. Eswaramoorthy
The synthesis and applications of amino functionalized clay will be discussed in this talk. The tailor made clay containing
amino pendants is easily dispersible in water. This property has been...
Application of Dynamic Light Scattering in the Physicochemical Characterization of Natural and Engineered Nanoparticles
20 Apr 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Trisha Eustaquio
This presentation will highlight the use of dynamic light scattering (DLS), which measures the hydrodynamic size of nanoparticles in suspension, in characterizing specific examples of engineered...
Malvern Instruments Workshop: Nano-particle Characterization Symposium
11 Apr 2012 | Workshops | Contributor(s): James Leary
The key focus of the symposium is to demonstrate how different analytical techniques provide the information needed to advance nanotechnology.
Finding a Needle in a Haystack: Nanobarcoding for Single Nanoparticle Detection in in vitro and ex vivo Nanomedical Biodistribution Studies
14 Feb 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Trisha Eustaquio
Determination of the fate of administered nanoparticles in a biological system, or nanoparticle biodistribution, is critical in evaluating a nanoparticle formulation for nanomedical purposes....
KIST/PU 6th Annual Symposium: High Impact Research to Society
07 Dec 2011 | Workshops
In 2006, the South Korean Ministry of Science and Technology selected the KIST and Purdue team project from 20 international research proposals submitted to examine how to learn more about the...