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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.
Environmental Impacts of Nanoparticles: The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful
16 Jul 2018 | | Contributor(s):: James Kubicki, NACK Network
Metal Nanoparticles: How are they manufactured, what useful properties do they have and what are some examples of products?
01 Feb 2018 | | Contributor(s):: James Delattre, NACK Network
Outline:History of Synthetic Metal NanoparticlesContemporary DefinitionsMethods of manufactureUseful propertiesCommercial examples available TODAY
Biocompatibility and Cellular Overview III: Nanoparticles for Biological Applications Including Liposomes
28 Nov 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Terry Kuzma, NACK Network
Outline:BiocompatibilityQuick overview of cellular interactionscale, size, generic animal cellNanoscale materials for biological interactionLiposomesMetal NanoparticlesNanoshellsExamples of bionano applicationsLectures:Biocompatibility and Cellular Overview IBiocompatibility and Cellular Overview...
Biocompatibility and Cellular Overview IV: Role of Metal Nanoparticles in Biological Applications
Multiscale Modelling of Nanoparticle Suspensions
12 Jun 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Pietro Asinari
In the present work a multiscale modelling approach is implemented to relate the nanoscale phenomena to the macroscopic bulk properties of nano-suspensions. Specifically, Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations and Brownian Dynamics (BD) are synergistically integrated to understand the mechanisms...
Semi Glass Concrete : An innovative nanoconcrete
13 Apr 2017 | | Contributor(s):: QUSI ALQAWASMEH
Concrete is considered as the most omnipresent material in the world which has many properties exist in different scales; nano, micro, and macro scale. Each property for a certain scale strongly depends on the same property for the nearest smaller scale. In fact, the nanometer- to micrometer-size...
How to Engineer Human Microbiomes?
02 Mar 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Mohit Verma
We are developing tools based on nanotechnology, bioengineering, and analytical chemistry to understand causal relationships between microbiomes and their hosts, and to manipulate microbiomes for desirable outcomes, e.g. to shift patients from unhealthy to healthy states. One of these tools uses...
17 Jan 2017 | | 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 size. These nanoparticles can easily enter our cells. Students examine if and how these...
How Small is That?
02 Dec 2016 | | 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 understood, the students will be challenged to come up with a way to “save” nanoparticles...
[Illinois] Measuring Cellular Processes with Plasmonic Nanoparticles
13 Jun 2016 | | 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 | | 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 experiments and evaluate data in a collaborative environment. In this experiment, students will...
[Illinois] Optimizing Physisorption of Biomolecules to Surfaces and Nanoparticles via Molecular Modeling
18 Nov 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Yaroslava G Yingling
[Illinois] Plasmonic Nanoparticles and Nanostructures
28 Oct 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Ivan Smalyukh
[Illinois] Integration of Quantum Dot Nanoparticles with Multimodal Microspheres for PET and Cerenkov Luminescene Imaging of Cancer
18 Aug 2015 | | 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, I will present a novel agent to convert and increase CL emission at longer wavelengths using...
An Introduction to Colloidal and Self-Assembled Materials II
26 May 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Travis L. Benati, NACK Network
Outline Review of Solutions Colloids and Colloid Chemistry Self-Assembly What is it? Forces and interactions Examples from nature Nanotechnology examples
An Introduction to Nanoparticles and Nanostructures
26 May 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Sebastien Maeder, NACK Network
OutlineDefinition and ExamplesPhysical PropertiesSizeCrystalStructureMelting PointMechanical StrengthOptical PropertiesSurface PlasmonsQuantum Confinement EffectsElectrical PropertiesHealth Concerns
An Introduction to Nanoparticle Synthesis and Applications
OutlineNanoparticle SynthesisColloidal Chemical MethodsAttritionPyrolysisRF PlasmaThermal decompositionPulsed Laser MethodSome Nanoparticle Applications
An Introduction to Colloidal and Self-Assembled Materials I
05 May 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Travis L. Benati, NACK Network
OutlineReview of SolutionsColloids and Colloidal ChemistrySelf-Assembly
PhotonicsPOS: Particle on Substrate
13 Mar 2014 | | 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
31 Jul 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Prashant K Jain