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Author Chirico, Giuseppe, 1963-
Title Gold nanostars : synthesis, properties and biomedical application / Giuseppe Chirico, Mykola Borzenkov, Piersandro Pallavicini.
Imprint Cham : Springer, 2015.

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Author Chirico, Giuseppe, 1963-
Series Springer briefs in materials
SpringerBriefs in materials.
Subject Nanoparticles.
Gold.
Alt Name Borzenkov, Mykola,
Pallavicini, Piersandro (Professor of chemistry),
Description 1 online resource (xv, 80 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This Brief focuses on the synthesis, functionalization techniques, optical properties and biomedical application of gold nanostars (GNS). Various facilities of gold nanostars synthesis as well as functionalization of GNS with PEG, organic dyes, bioactive compounds are discussed. The authors discuss physical origin of the Localized Surface Plasmon Resonances and the way the nano-environment affects them. The implication of the LSPR of gold nanostars surface enhanced Raman scattering is also discussed. The emphasis has been done on the application of GNS for current and emerge needs of medicine, biology and pharmacy. Moreover, properties of gold nanostars as contrast agents for in vivo imaging and interaction of GNS with cells are also discussed in this Brief.
Contents 1. Gold Nanostars synthesis and functionalization with organic molecules -- 2. Physical properties of Gold Nanostars -- 3. Applications of gold nanostars: nanosensing, thermal therapy, delivery systems -- 4. Interactions of gold nanostars with cells.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 12, 2015).
ISBN 9783319207681 (electronic bk.)
3319207687 (electronic bk.)
3319207679 (print)
9783319207674 (print)
9783319207674
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-20768-1
OCLC # 915768030
Additional Format Printed edition: 9783319207674



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