June 18, 2014
Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have designed a silver spherical nanoparticle encased in a shell coated with a peptide that enables it to target tumor cells.
The shell is etchable so those nanoparticles that don’t hit their target can be broken down and eliminated. The research findings appear in the journal Nature Materials.
The core of the nanoparticle employs a phenomenon called plasmonics. In plasmonics, nanostructured… read more