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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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ECET 499N: Introduction to Nanotechnology
30 Mar 2009 | Courses | Contributor(s): Helen McNally
An introduction to the emerging area of nanotechnology will be studied. The primary focus will be on the technologies of nanotechnology, with specific emphasis on electronics and electrical...
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Experiment vs. Modelling: What's the problem?
10 Aug 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): William L. Barnes
Progress in plasmonics has been greatly assisted by developments in
experimental techniques and in numerical modelling. This talk will
look at some of the difficulties that emerge when...
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....
Highly Efficient Thermal Transport: The Application of Carbon Nanotube Array Interfaces
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01 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Baratunde A. Cola
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have received much attention in recent years for their extraordinary properties that through careful engineering may be leverage for the development of numerous...
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 2011 NanoBiophotonics Summer School: Poster Day: Yefu Wang
29 Nov 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Yefu Wang, Nadia Jassim
Luminescent properties of rare earth nanoparticles for bioimaging and bioprobing.
Illinois BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2011: Precisely Size Controlled Drug-silica Nanoconjugate for Cancer Therapy
05 Dec 2011 | Online Presentations | 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...
Illinois CNST Annual Nanotechnology Workshop 2010 Lecture 5: Nanoparticles against B–lineage Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
11 Mar 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Fatih Uckun
Introduction of MEMS Activity at Nano/Micro System Engineering Lab., Kyoto University
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15 Sep 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Osamu Tabata
We are aiming at the realization of microsystems and nanosystems with novel and unique functions by integrating functional elements in different domains such as mechanics, electronics, chemistry,...
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...
KIST/PU Ligand-functionalized gold nanorods as theragnostic agents
06 Dec 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alexander Wei
Plasmon-resonant gold nanorods have been examined as multifunctional agents for imaging and photoactivated therapies. Nanorods can be imaged with single-particle sensitivity by two-photon...
KIST/PU Multi-Component, Multi-Functional Nanomedical Systems for Drug/Gene Delivery
23 Oct 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): James Leary
In this brief paper we describe some of our recent efforts to construct multi-component, multi-functional nanomedical systems for delivery of therapeutic genes. We first describe the general...
KIST/PU Phage Display Selection of Tissue-Specific Homing Peptides and their Theragnostic Applications
23 Oct 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Byung-Heon Lee
Several homing peptides that are specific to tumor cells, artherosclerotic plaques, stroke lesion, apoptotic cells and phosphatidylserine have been isolated by phage display in our laboratory. For...
KIST/PU Tumor-Homing Chitosan-Based Nanoparticles for Cancer Theragnosis; Imaging, Drug Delivery and Therapy
23 Oct 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ick Chan Kwon
We have prepared self-assembled polymeric drug carriers containing fluorophore and loaded drugs for theragnostic imaging of tumors. This new type of polymeric drug carriers visualizes 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...
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.
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31 Mar 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sanket S Mahajan, Ganesh Subbarayan, Xufeng Wang
Code to perform Molecular Dynamics (MD) Simulations
ME 597A Lecture 7: Uncertainty Quantification in Experiments
16 Dec 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Arvind Raman
Guest Lecture Arvind Raman.
Micro-scaled Biochips with Optically Active Surfaces for Near and Far-field Analysis of Cellular Fluorescence
31 Aug 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Huw Summers
The integration of thin (< 100 nm) metal films with micro-scale
optical waveguides provides a route to controlled spatial
excitation of cellular fluorescence within a biochip...