Final performance rept. 1 Apr 2010-30 Jun 2014
NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL
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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.
- Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology
- Miscellaneous Materials