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The Functionalization and Characterization of Adherent Carbon Nanotubes with Silver Nanoparticles for Biological Applications
Maleszewski, Adam A.

2011, Master of Science in Engineering (MSEgr), Wright State University, Materials Science and Engineering.
The purpose of this project is to form silver nanoparticles (Ag-NP) attached to a hierarchical substrate for possible use in biological applications. The effectiveness of these Ag-NP-containing devices, including biofilters and biosensors, may be dramatically enhanced by the use of hierarchical structures such as carbon nanotubes (CNT), as they offer a high surface area surface suitable for cell-device interactions, while Ag-NP would be a suitable component in many such devices due to its plasmonic surface properties (e.g. in sensor and directed energy applications) and its anti-microbial properties (desirable for fluid filtration due to its low weight. Meaningful control over the Ag-NP sizes and degree of adherence has been achieved. The interaction between silver and human epidermal cells as would be present in Ag-NP-based wound dressings has also been investigated in vitro and is discussed.
Sharmila Mukhopadhyay, PhD (Advisor)
Saber Hussain, PhD (Committee Member)
Allen Jackson, PhD (Committee Member)
113 p.

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