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Tailored Nanoparticles and Nanocomposits for Materials and Life Science Applications

Horst Weller 

University of Hamburg, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Grindelallee 117, Hamburg 20146, Germany


This talk describes recent developments in the synthesis and characterization of semiconductor and metal nanoparticles and composite materials. Results on the growth kinetics and the control of size, shape and surface chemistry will be addressed. Examples for 2D and 3D self assembly of nanoparticles are given. We report on the formation of colloidal crystals from semiconductor and magnetic nanoparticles as well as on the formation of ordered films using various coating techniques. We also report on the use of nanoparticles for biological and medical applications which include a robust coating with biocompatible polymers, fluorescence labeling, and embedding nanoparticles in polymer vesicles for directed delivery. Examples on the improvement of magnetic resonance imaging using tailored superparamagnetic nanoparticles are given.


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Presentation: Invited at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2007, Symposium A, by Horst Weller
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2007

Submitted: 2007-03-22 14:38
Revised:   2009-06-07 00:44