R. P. Andres

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This paper reports the creation of Au nanoparticles (AuNP) that are soluble in aqueous solution over a broad range of pH and ionic strength values and that are capable of selective uptake by folate receptor positive (FR+) cancer cells. A novel poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) construct with thioctic acid and folic acid coupled on opposite ends of the polymer(More)
We report the controlled deposition of close-packed monolayer arrays of ϳ5-nm-diam Au clusters within patterned regions on GaAs device layers, thus demonstrating guided self-assembly on a substrate which can provide interesting semiconductor device characteristics. Uniform nanometer scale ordering of the clusters is achieved by a chemical self-assembly(More)
A new strategy for encapsulating neutral nanoclusters is presented which employs surfactants with large concave headgroups and multiple contact sites. Au nanoclusters ranging from 3 to 20 nm in diameter were generated in the vapor phase and dispersed into dilute solutions of resorcinarenes 1-3, where they were stabilized for up to several months. The(More)
Percutaneous vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that has shown excellent results in the treatment of back pain due to acute-subacute vertebral fracture. The bone scintigraphy shows the increase of metabolic exchange in the fracture. The new hybrid SPECT-CT equipment combines bone SPECT images with Computed Tomography (CT), making it possible(More)
The effects of titanium connectivity, deposition solution neutralizing agent, and catalyst pretreatment were examined for a series of Au-on-titanium-containing supports for the direct gas-phase epoxidation of propylene using hydrogen and oxygen. The degree of titanium isolation was examined using pure titania, monolayer-titania on silica,(More)
Self-assembly ('building') approaches can provide well-controlled structures and assemblies at the nanometer scale, but typically do not provide the specific structures or func-tionalities required for robust nanoelectronic circuits. One approach to realize high-density nanoelectronic circuits is to combine self-assembly techniques with more conventional(More)