Issue 2 • June 2010
Synthesis, stabilisation and characterisation of rhamnolipid-capped ZnS nanoparticles in aqueous mediumPublication Year: 2010, Page(s):29 - 34
Capping agents stabilise the size of the nanoparticles in the range of 1-10 nm. Microbial surfactants as capping agents are beneficial replacements for chemically synthesised ones because of lower toxicity. Rhamnolipids are surfactants produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, having high affinity for metal ions. In this study, the authors used rhamnolipids for capping ZnS nanoparticles. The capp... View full abstract»
Preparation of degradable polymeric nanocapsules from hyperbranched poly (amine ester) grafted nanosilica templatesPublication Year: 2010, Page(s):35 - 39
A facile approach for the preparation of degradable crosslinked polymeric nanocapsules with hydroxyl functional groups was developed by polycondensation from the nanosilica templates. The hyperbranched poly (amine ester) grafted silica nanoparticles (SN-HPAE) were crosslinked with hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI). Then the silica templates were removed by HF etching to produce the degradable polym... View full abstract»
Various electrokinetic phenomena in microfluidics have been utilised to manipulate microfluids and particles for lab-on-a-chip applications. Microfluidic channels with traditional planar floor configuration designs have limited pumping efficiency due to the fast backward flow over the electrode surface. This study reports optimal design of a microchannel with a microgrooved configuration for condu... View full abstract»
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IET Nanobiotechnology covers all aspects of research and emerging technologies including fundamental theories and concepts applied to biomedical-related devices and methods at the micro- and nano-scale.