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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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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...
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”...
[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...
E SC 213 Lecture 1.1: An Introduction to Colloidal and Self-Assembled Materials - Solutions Review, Colloids and Colloidal Chemistry
05 May 2015 | | Contributor(s):: NACK Network
Review of solution chemistry and colloids
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
[Illinois] Metal and Semiconductor Nanoparticles Supported on Graphene for Energy Conversion and Heterogeneous Catalysis
27 Sep 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
13 Feb 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Roberto Merlin
Summary of Companies Approved by FDA, Who Use Gold Nanoparticles in Invitro Diagnosis
22 Dec 2012 | | Contributor(s):: VEERA CSR CHITTEPU
Ultra-stable nanoparticles of (CdSe)n and their unique properties
21 Feb 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
14 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
11 Aug 2010 | | 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...
Application of Dynamic Light Scattering in the Physicochemical Characterization of Natural and Engineered Nanoparticles
27 Mar 2012 | | 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 and natural nanoparticles. In terms of engineered nanoparticles, the role of nanoparticle size in...