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As thiocyanate (SCN(-)) acts as an important biomarker in human health assessment, there remains an urgent need to realize rapid and reproducible analysis of SCN(-) in body fluids. Here, a droplet microfluidic device has been designed and fabricated for SCN(-) detection in real human serum and saliva using the surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)(More)
The detection and identification of epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer cells is crucial for the clinic therapy of breast cancer. For the aim of the detection, a novel surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) probe for distinguishing breast cancers at different HER2 statuses is reported in this paper. In such a probe, anti-HER2(More)
An immunoassay based on surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) has been developed using immuno-gold/silver core-shell nanorods with a high sensitivity. The features of these nanoparticles were characterized by UV-vis extinction spectra, TEM images, EDX analyses and SERS spectra. It was found that the obtained gold/silver core-shell nanorods showed a much(More)
pH-sensitive photoluminescence (PL) is an important property of aqueous nanocrystals (NCs) towards NCs-based intelligent applications. Previous works mainly focused on the effect of pH during NC growth process on PL of the aqueous NCs. The effect of pH during application process on PL of as-prepared NCs is still not fully understood. In this work, we(More)
We demonstrated a remote-controlled DNA release strategy, in which irradiation of nanoparticles with an alternating electromagnetic field (AMF) results in DNA release on demand. The method we developed used 6-carboxyfluorescein (FAM)-labeled diblock DNA to modify Fe3O4@Au nanoparticles (NPs) through the affinity of adenine with the surfaces of the NPs. The(More)
Using the hydrolysis of tetraethylorthosilicate, a uniform and conformal layer of porous SiO(2) with controlled thickness has been coated onto the oblique angle deposited Ag nanorod (AgNR) array to form an aligned AgNR-SiO(2) core-shell array nanostructure. The morphology, optical property, SERS response, and surface wettability of the AgNRs with different(More)
We report pH sensing for biological applications based on surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) from silver nanoparticles functionalized with 2-aminothiophenol (2-aminobenzenethiol, 2-ABT). pH-dependent SERS spectra of the attached 2-ABT molecules enable one to sense the pH over the range of 3.0-8.0. We have performed the first demonstration of SERS(More)
A new concept of optical encoding approach, surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-fluorescence joint spectral encoding method (SFJSE), was demonstrated by using organic-metal-quantum dot (QD) hybrid nanoparticles (OMQ NPs) with a nanolayered structure. This method has two distinct characteristics, which make it more feasible to achieve enormous codes in(More)
A redox-responsive drug carrier based on nanoscale graphene oxide (NGO) loaded with Ag nanoparticles, whose intracellular release behavior can be investigated by SERS-fluorescence combined spectroscopy, is presented. In this demonstrated drug carrier, to make the carrier integrated with the redox responsive property, we utilized disulfide linkages to load(More)
A pH and thermo dual-controllable composite structure was developed as a triggerable drug delivery carrier. In such a drug carrier, a mesoporous silica nanoparticle (MSN) acts as the drug loading core, while a layer of copolymer-lipid serves as the dual-responsive gating shell. Specifically, the copolymer-lipid bilayer consists of natural phospholipids (soy(More)