STUDY OF INTERACTION EFFECTS OF QUANTUM DOTS AND GOLD NANOPARTICLES WITH CELLS BY RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY AND ADVANCED MICROSCOPY
TZARARA LOPEZ LUKE (Thesis Adviser)
ELDER DE LA ROSA (Thesis Adviser)
Summary or description
"This dissertation is organized into five chapters. Chapter one corresponds to an introduction, which provides a brief explanation about the Raman spectroscopic technique, the use of CdTe for biomedical applications, the cellular uptake processes and finally the uses of SERS powdered substrates for tissue diagnosis. Chapter two explains synthesis and characterization of thioglycolic acid capped CdTe quantum dots (TGA@CdTe QDs), naked anisotropic gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and Au/SiO2 powder. Chapter three describes the uptake, internalization and interaction of TGA@CdTe QDs and AuNPs with Haematococcus Pluvialis algae cells and human oral epithelial cells. In chapter four a systematic study of the SERS activity of Au/SiO2 powder and AuNPs for tissue diagnosis is presented and discussed. Finally, the dissertation is summarized in chapter five with the possible future works in SERS and cellular uptake for biomedical applications."
Cepeda Pérez, (2016). "Study of interaction effects of quantum dots and gold nanoparticles with cells by Raman spectroscopy and advanced microscopy". Tesis de Doctorado en Ciencias (Óptica). Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. León, Guanajuato. 109 pp.
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