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Use of nanostructures based on noble metals in nanobiomedicine

Jalpa Soni    Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, India

Abstract

Optical properties of noble metals in nanoscale regime are interesting and extremely important for their potential applications in various branches of science, as well as for fundamental understanding of light-matter interaction. Advancements in nanotechnology over last few years have lead to development of new methods/techniques in effort to fulfill the ever-growing needs in biomedical applications. There have been numerous studies to exploit the intriguing properties of nanostructures for their potential in a range of biomedical applications, such as chemical/biomedical sensing, drug ...

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