We have synthesized 40-nm Au/Ag nanocages and explored their use as an optical imaging/spectroscopy contrast agent and potentially a thermal therapeutic agent. Cancer cell specific targeting by antibody-conjugated nanocages has also been demonstrated.
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(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
J. Chen, F. Saeki, B. J. Wiley, H. Cang, L. Au, M. J. Cobb, M. B. Kimmey, H. Zhang, Y. Xia, and X. Li, "Bioconjugated Au/Ag Nanocages as a Novel Optical Imaging Contrast and Thermal Therapeutic Agent," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CFA2.
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