We have enclosed an optically active nanoparticle inside a virus coat to create a virus-like, intracellular optical probe. The core-shell interactions of the self-assembled, nanoparticle-enclosing capsids are investigated spectroscopically and compared with intact viruses.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.6280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
B. Dragnea, C. Chen, E. Kwak, L. White, and C. C. Kao, "In-vitro studies of nanoparticle-virus complexes," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CThDD6.
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