Electronic Properties of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles Reveal Potential Applications for Medical Treatment Arial
Protein-functionalized nanoparticles introduce a potentially novel drug delivery method for medical therapeutics, including involvement in cancer therapies and as contrast agents in imaging. Gold and silver nanoparticles are of particular interest due to their distinctive properties. Extensive research shows that gold nanoparticles demonstrate incredible photothermal properties and non-toxic behavior, while silver nanoparticles exhibit antibacterial properties but increase toxicity for human use. However, little is known regarding the properties or applications of hybrid silver-gold particles. This study measured the UV-Vis absorbance spectrum for 40 nm diameter Au, streptavidin-conjugated Au, Ag@Au hybrid, Ag nanoparticles, and Transient Absorbance Spectra of Au. Analysis indicates that the hybrid particles exhibit characteristics of both Ag and Au particles, implying potential applications similar to both Ag and Au nanoparticles.
R. Swift, J. Ashcroft_Electronic Properties of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles Reveal Potential Applications for Medical Treatment Arial_DOI_8-30-23.pdf
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