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7 May 2012 Nanogold as NEMS platform: past, present, and future
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Gold has been a biomedical material since ancient times. We shall review the historical uses of gold, in different forms as well as the properties of this metal, which make it very attractive for MEMS and NEMS applications. In particular, we will discuss the synthesis and physic-chemical characteristics of nano particles of gold, emphasizing the role of surface modification, which enables the nano gold to act as a true nano reactor or a nano platform to develop various functions at the nanoscale. Finally, we will describe the use of nano gold for drug targeting and disease detection.
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Delfino Cornejo-Monroy, Laura S. Acosta-Torres, and Victor M. Castaño "Nanogold as NEMS platform: past, present, and future", Proc. SPIE 8373, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IV, 83731Y (7 May 2012);

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