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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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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...
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...
[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
[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
[Illinois] Fundamentals of Nano-Optics and Plasmonics for the Biomedical Researcher
01 Aug 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Prashant K Jain
[Illinois] Metal and Semiconductor Nanoparticles Supported on Graphene for Energy Conversion and Heterogeneous Catalysis
17 Dec 2013 | | 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 devices. The combination of highest mobility, thermal, chemical, and mechanical stability with the high...
PHYS 620 Lecture 15: Plasmons in Nanoparticles
12 Apr 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Roberto Merlin
Ultra-stable nanoparticles of (CdSe)n and their unique properties
02 Aug 2012 | | 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 1 nm comparable to molecular sizes in different geometrical structures. In such nano-structures, the...
[Illinois] NBSS11: Dynamic Light Scattering for Nanoparticle Characterization
26 Jun 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu
Biophotonics Summer School 2011Monday, May 23, 2011 – Friday, June 03, 2011The Biophotonics Summer School brings together from a wide variety of disciplines to teach students about the biophotonics field. The latest research developments are also covered, including: biomolecular sensing,...
Magnesium Phyllo (Organo) Silicate: A Clay to Play with in Materials Science
24 Apr 2012 | | 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 effectively utilized to make water soluble clay-metal nanoparticles composites, clay-protein and...