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IBEC Seminar: Roberto de la Rica
Friday, December 11, 2015 @ 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Bioplasmonics in nanofabrication, biosensing and nanomedicineRoberto de la Rica, University of Strathclyde
In this talk I will show several bio-enabled and bio-inspired approaches for growing and assembling plasmonic nanoparticles and their applications in biosensing and nanomedicine. I will explain how to use enzyme nanoreactors to guide the growth of plasmonic nanoparticles with different morphologies, an approach that can be used to design ultrasensitive biosensors and new nanolithography tools. [1-4]
I will also show a method for assembling nanoparticle superstructures with crystallographically aligned building blocks5 that possess improved plasmonic properties derived from their 3D organization. When assembled on magnetic supports these plasmonic superstructures can be used for as multifunctional intracellular sensors as well as for heat generation in thermal therapy.
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