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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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Application of Dynamic Light Scattering in the Physicochemical Characterization of Natural and Engineered Nanoparticles
20 Apr 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...
Malvern Instruments Workshop: Nano-particle Characterization Symposium
11 Apr 2012 | | 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 | | 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. Unlike their small-molecule drug antecedents, nanoparticles pose unique challenges in the design of...
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KIST/PU 6th Annual Symposium: High Impact Research to Society
07 Dec 2011 |
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 molecular makeup of diseases.
Illinois BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2011: Precisely Size Controlled Drug-silica Nanoconjugate for Cancer Therapy
05 Dec 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Li Tang
Drug delivery nanomedicine, exemplified by micelles and nanoparticles roughly in the size range of 1-200 nm, have attracted much interest in the past 2-3 decades as alternative modalities for cancer treatment. The size of these drug delivery vehicles has been strongly correlated with their in...
BME 695L Special Lecture 4: Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) for Nanomedical Systems (cells and nanoparticles)
02 Dec 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Helen McNally
Guest lecturer: Helen McNally
Illinois 2011 NanoBiophotonics Summer School: Poster Day: Yefu Wang
29 Nov 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Yefu Wang, Nadia Jassim
Luminescent properties of rare earth nanoparticles for bioimaging and bioprobing.
BME 695L Lecture 12: Assessing Drug Efficacy and Nanotoxicity at the Single Cell Level
22 Nov 2011 | | Contributor(s):: James Leary
See references below for related reading.12.1 Introduction to measures of efficacy for nanomedicine12.1.1 for evaluation purposes, does structure/size reveal function?12.1.2 nanomedical treatment at the single cell...
BME 695L Lecture 11: Assessing Nanotoxicity at the Single Cell Level
27 Oct 2011 | | Contributor(s):: James Leary
See references below for related reading.11.1 Need for single cell measures of nanotoxicity11.1.1 There is more than one way for a cell to die...11.1.2 "Necrosis" vs. "Apoptosis"11.1.3 There...
BME 695L Lecture 10: Nanodelivery of Therapeutic Genes and Molecular Biosensor Feedback Control Systems
26 Oct 2011 | | Contributor(s):: James Leary
See references below for related reading.10.1 Introduction and overview10.1.1 Some of the advantages of therapeutic genes10.1.2 Some of the advantages of molecular biosensor feedback control...
BME 695L Lecture 8: Surface Chemistry: attaching nanomedical structures to the core
12 Oct 2011 | | Contributor(s):: James Leary
See references below for related reading.8.1 Introduction8.1.1 attachment strategies typically depend on core composition8.1.2 but the attachment strategy should not drive the core...
BME 695L Lecture 5: Nanomaterials for Core Design
03 Oct 2011 | | Contributor(s):: James Leary
See references below for related reading.5.1 Introduction5.1.1 core building blocks5.1.2 functional cores5.1.3 functionalizing the core surface5.2 Ferric...
BME 695L Lecture 3: Theranostics and Molecular Imaging
07 Sep 2011 | | Contributor(s):: James Leary
See references below for related reading.3.1 Nanomedical systems – levels of challenges3.1.1 Diagnosis - difficult3.1.2 Therapy – more difficult3.1.3 Both ("Theragnosis") – most...
Self-assembled Coordination Architectures: Lessons from Nature
12 Jul 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Makoto Fujita
This lecture is part of the 28th Annual H.C. Brown Lectures in Organic Chemistry.
Chemistry of Transition Metal Alloy Nanoparticles with Desired Phase Properties
20 Jun 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Lichang Wang
In this presentation, I will discuss the results of two alloy nanoparticles, PtAu and PtVFe. I will also present the synergetic results of unraveling PtVFe nanoparticles by coupling computational chemistry with experimental work.
CHM 696 Lecture 13: Optical Properties of Metal Nanoparticles and Nanoparticle Assemblies III
02 Jun 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Alexander Wei
CHM 696 Lecture 14: Semiconductor Nanoparticles, Nanorods, and Nanowires: Properties and Applications I
CHM 696 Lecture 15: Semiconductor Nanoparticles, Nanorods, and Nanowires: Properties and Applications II