Immunotargeted nanoshells for integrated cancer imaging and therapy.

@article{Loo2005ImmunotargetedNF,
  title={Immunotargeted nanoshells for integrated cancer imaging and therapy.},
  author={Christopher Loo and Amanda Lowery and Naomi J. Halas and Jennifer West and Rebekah A. Drezek},
  journal={Nano letters},
  year={2005},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={709-11}
}
Nanoshells are a novel class of optically tunable nanoparticles that consist of a dielectric core surrounded by a thin gold shell. Based on the relative dimensions of the shell thickness and core radius, nanoshells may be designed to scatter and/or absorb light over a broad spectral range including the near-infrared (NIR), a wavelength region that provides maximal penetration of light through tissue. The ability to control both wavelength-dependent scattering and absorption of nanoshells offers… CONTINUE READING
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