Engineering Materials

Silver Nanoparticle Applications

In the Fabrication and Design of Medical and Biosensing Devices

Editors: Alarcon, Emilio, Griffith, May, Udekwu, Klas I. (Eds.)

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  • Provides relevant and up-to-date information concerning the surface plasmon resonance band, electron transfer processes and biological activity of silver nanoparticles
  • Delivers a clear and complete view of the current state of the art for silver nanoparticles applications in the fabrication and design of medical and bio sensing devices
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Exploring the synthesis, characterization, surface manipulation, electron transfer and biological activity of silver nanoparticles, this book examines the fundamentals of the properties and synthesis of these particles. With a renewed interest in silver nanoparticles, this book addresses the need to understand their potential in industrial, medical and other applications. It is divided into six chapters, each written by an expert and providing a comprehensive review of the topic while detailing recent advances made in each specific area. These topics include surface plasmon band, synthesis and characterization, Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and plasmon resonance mediated processes, photocatalysis, biomedical applications and biological activity. It also presents the current state of the art, challenges and future trends of catalysis, sensing and biomedical applications.

‘Silver Nanoparticle Applications’ provides an invaluable reference work and introduction for chemists, biologists, physicists and biomedical researchers who are interested in exploring the uses and applications of silver nanoparticles. It is also intended for students, researchers and professionals interested in nanotechnology.

About the authors

Dr. Emilio I. Alarcon  was born in Santiago, Chile. In 2005, Emilio received his B.Sc. in Chemistry under the supervision of Professor Eduardo Lissi at Universidad de Santiago de Chile exploring the chemiluminiscent mechanisms of tryptophan oxidation. Short after he moved to Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile to pursue graduate studies. He received his MSc in Chemistry in 2008 and one year later the degree of PhD in Chemistry with a dissertation on Oxidation mechanisms of proteins mediated by reactive oxygen species. The same year Emilio moved to Ottawa with his family for a postdoctoral position at Tito Scaiano’s laboratory where he explored the development of new bionanomaterials for the health sciences and biosensors. In 2011 he was promoted to Research Associate position that he hold until he moved to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in July 2014. Emilio is currently the Director of the Bio-nanomaterials Chemistry and Engineering Laboratory.

Dr. May Griffith is Professor of Regenerative Medicine and Scientific Director of the Integrative Regenerative Medicine (IGEN) Centre at Linköping University (LiU), and Adjunct Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada. MG’s research is in translational regenerative medicine, with special interests in biomaterials enhanced cell-based regeneration. She has successfully led the first-in-human translation into clinic of biosynthetic corneal implants that stimulated regeneration in an organ that normally does not regenerate, in a clinical trial of 10 patients. MG's biosynthetic materials have also been successfully tested in collaboration with other researchers for use in cardiovascular, skin and cartilage regeneration in animal models to date, in preparation for clinical translation. She has worked extensively with industry and her work has been published in top peer-reviewed journals, as well as profiled by the media and has earned her a number of awards.

Dr. Klas Udekwu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the ‘Karolinska Institutet’ (KI) in Sweden and external associate of the Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research & Education (VIIBRE) in Nashville, USA.  KU’s research interests are multidisciplinary in nature, spanning molecular microbiology, microbe-dependent neurodevelopment and stress, the population biology of antibiotic therapy, and polymicrobial biofilms. He was trained in molecular biology and microbiology in Uppsala University, Sweden and later population biology in Emory University, USA, both under renowned researchers. He is currently building up his own experimental group in Stockholm, Sweden.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 85,59 €
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 124,79 €
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Softcover 106,90 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Silver Nanoparticle Applications
Book Subtitle
In the Fabrication and Design of Medical and Biosensing Devices
Editors
  • Emilio Alarcon
  • May Griffith
  • Klas I. Udekwu
Series Title
Engineering Materials
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-11262-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-11262-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-11261-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35593-1
Series ISSN
1612-1317
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 146
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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