Formation of luminescent nanoclusters by etching silver nanoparticles with biomolecules

Ya V. Chuiko, V. G. Kubenko, Z. V. Reveguk, M. A. Kapitionova, A. I. Kononov

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Metal nanoparticles and nanoclusters are progressively studied for use in various biomedical applications such as imaging, drug delivery, and therapies. Therefore, considering the interaction of biopolymers with metal nanostructures becomes vital for their efficient application. Luminescent metal nanoclusters are now widely considered as potential sensor applications. In this work we considered the interaction of silver nanoparticles with some proteins and oligonucleotides. We observed that biomolecules in some cases can effectively dissolve nanoparticles and lead to the formation of silver nanoclusters.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012196
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 28 Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International School and Conference "SaintPetersburg OPEN 2020" on Optoelectronics, Photonics, Engineering and Nanostructures - Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 27 Apr 202030 Apr 2020


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