Nanoporous gold for biomedical applications: structure, properties and applications*
T.M. Martin, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University USA
D.B. Robinson, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
R.J. Narayan, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University USA
Nanoporous gold is a material that can be utilized in several medical applications, including in biosensors and drug delivery devices. This chapter highlights current information regarding the medical applications of nanoporous gold. Methods for processing nanoporous gold, characterization of nanoporous gold, and medical applications of nanoporous gold are presented. Efforts to improve the mechanical properties ...