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Shape Tunable Plasmonic Nanoparticles

United States Patent Application

20090326614
A1
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Noble metal nanoparticles and methods of their use are provided. Certain aspects provided solid noble metal nanoparticles tuned to the near infrared. The disclosed nanoparticles can be used in molecular imaging, diagnosis, and treatment. Methods for imaging cells are also provided.
El-Sayed, Mostafa A. (Atlanta, GA), El-Sayed, Ivan Homer (San Francisco, CA)
11/ 913,915
May 11, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] Aspects of the invention were funded in part by Grant Number DE-FG02-97ER14799 awarded by the Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in the invention.