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1 January 2011 Silicon-based hybrid luminescent/magnetic porous nanoparticles for biomedical applications
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Silicon-based porous nanoparticles showing at the same time intense visible luminescence and magnetic response were fabricated. The hybrid luminescent/magnetic nanoparticles (hLMNPs) were fabricated by the electrodeposition of cobalt and iron into nanostructured porous silicon. These nanoparticles were subsequently functionalized and internalized into cells. The hybrid behavior of the hLMNPs is a relevant feature for the development of research tools as nontoxic cellular tracker for progenitor cells and consequently able to be used in many strategies of cellular therapy. Additionally, the hLMNPs can be functionalized with various biomolecules that will endow them with new functionalities.
© 2011 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) 1934-2608/2011/5(1)/051505/10/$25.00
Alvaro Muñoz-Noval, Vanessa Sanchez-Vaquero, Vicente Torres-Costa, Darío Gallach, Miguel Manso-Silván, Josefa P. Garcia-Ruiz, M. Hernando-Perez, P. J. de Pablo, and Raúl J. Martín-Palma "Silicon-based hybrid luminescent/magnetic porous nanoparticles for biomedical applications," Journal of Nanophotonics 5(1), 051505 (1 January 2011).
Published: 1 January 2011

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