High-Photoluminescence-Yield Gold Nanocubes: For Cell Imaging and Photothermal Therapy
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AbstractGold nanocubes demonstrate unique optical properties of the high photoluminescence (PL) quantum yield and a remarkably enhanced extinction band at 544 nm. The 4 X 10(-2) PL yield, which is about 200 times higher than that of gold nanorods, allows gold nanocubes to be successfully used in cell imaging of human liver cancer cells (QGY) and human embryo kidney cells (293T) with a common method of single-photon excitation. The high extinction coefficients of gold nanocubes also facilitate them carrying out the photothermal therapy of QGY and 293T cells, showing similar photokilling efficiency as compared to gold nanorods.
All Author(s) ListWu X, Ming T, Wang X, Wang PN, Wang JF, Chen JY
Journal nameACS Nano
Volume Number4
Issue Number1
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Pages113 - 120
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordscell imaging; gold nanocubes; photoluminescence; photothermal therapy
Web of Science Subject CategoriesChemistry; Chemistry, Multidisciplinary; CHEMISTRY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY; Chemistry, Physical; CHEMISTRY, PHYSICAL; Materials Science; Materials Science, Multidisciplinary; MATERIALS SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY; Nanoscience & Nanotechnology; NANOSCIENCE & NANOTECHNOLOGY; Science & Technology - Other Topics

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