Ligand shell morphology of water-soluble mixed-monolayer protected gold nanoparticles
Author(s)Chen, Suelin, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering.
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Nanoparticles comprise a versatile class of nanomaterials that consist of particles that have a characteristic length scale less than 100nm. They are on a similar length scale as many biological elements, so it is fitting that they are being used increasingly in biological systems for a variety of applications. Interesting properties of water-soluble metal nanoparticles that could lead to novel biological applications include bio-catalytic, sensing, and light scattering capabilities. We will present here the characterization of novel highly water-soluble gold nanoparticles that can be used as model systems to study the fundamental mechanisms of cellular uptake and intracellular trafficking.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, 2007.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 41-43).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Materials Science and Engineering.