Accession Number : ADA614625


Title :   Plasmonic Encoding


Descriptive Note : Final performance rept. 1 Apr 2010-30 Jun 2014


Corporate Author : NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL


Personal Author(s) : Mirkin, Chad


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a614625.pdf


Report Date : 06 Oct 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 16


Abstract : With their small sizes and unique and controllable properties, nanostructures are poised to fulfill an important need in the covert tracking and tagging of materials and living systems. Furthermore, multimodal materials that are able to not only tag, but dramatically affect their environments (e.g. through gene regulation) could be of great interest. To these ends, we proposed two related research paths: the nanowire-based synthesis of novel surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrates that are solution dispersible and undetectable by the naked eye called Nanodisk Codes (NDCs), and novel fluorescence-based nanoparticles that can easily transfect cellular membranes and report out on cellular activity, called Nanoflares.


Descriptors :   *NANOPARTICLES , CODING , FLUORESCENCE , NANOWIRES , NUCLEIC ACIDS , PLASMONS , RAMAN SCATTERING , SUBSTRATES , TRACKING


Subject Categories : Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology
      Miscellaneous Materials


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE