Classification and biological identity of complex nano shapes

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Title: Classification and biological identity of complex nano shapes
Authors: Boselli, LucaLopez, HenderZhang, WeiCai, Q.Giannone, Valeria A.Li, JingjiMoura, AlirioAraújo, Joao Medeiros deCookman, JenniferCastagnola, ValentinaYan, YanDawson, Kenneth A.
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Date: 12-Jun-2020
Online since: 2021-05-18T15:48:32Z
Abstract: Everywhere in our surroundings we increasingly come in contact with nanostructures that have distinctive complex shape features on a scale comparable to the particle itself. Such shape ensembles can be made by modern nano-synthetic methods and many industrial processes. With the ever growing universe of nanoscale shapes, names such as “nanoflowers” and “nanostars” no longer precisely describe or characterise the distinct nature of the particles. Here we capture and digitise particle shape information on the relevant size scale and create a condensed representation in which the essential shape features can be captured, recognized and correlated. We find the natural emergence of intrinsic shape groups as well-defined ensemble distributions and show how these may be analyzed and interpreted to reveal novel aspects of our nanoscale shape environment. We show how these ideas may be applied to the interaction between the nanoscale-shape and the living universe and provide a conceptual framework for the study of nanoscale shape biological recognition and identity.
Funding Details: Irish Research Council
Science Foundation Ireland -- replace
Funding Details: Guangdong Provincial Education Department Key Laboratory of Nano-Immunoregulation Tumor Microenvironment
Chinese Scholarship Council
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Springer
Journal: Communications Materials
Volume: 1
Copyright (published version): 2020 the Authors
Keywords: Anisotropic gold nanoparticlesMetal nanoparticlesCoronaNucleation
DOI: 10.1038/s43246-020-0033-2
313431/2018- 3
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
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Appears in Collections:Centre for Bionano Interactions (CBNI) Research Collection
Biomolecular and Biomedical Science Research Collection
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