Gold Nanostars

Synthesis, Properties and Biomedical Application

  • Giuseppe Chirico
  • Mykola Borzenkov
  • Piersandro Pallavicini

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Materials book series (BRIEFSMATERIALS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Piersandro Pallavicini, Elisa Cabrini, Mykola Borzenkov
    Pages 1-23
  3. Giuseppe Chirico, Piersandro Pallavicini, Mykola Borzenkov
    Pages 25-42
  4. Piersandro Pallavicini, Elisa Cabrini, Mykola Borzenkov, Laura Sironi, Giuseppe Chirico
    Pages 43-59
  5. Laura Sironi, Mykola Borzenkov, Maddalena Collini, Laura D’Alfonso, Margaux Bouzin, Giuseppe Chirico
    Pages 61-74
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 75-80

About this book


This Brief focuses on the synthesis, functionalization techniques, optical properties and biomedical application of gold nanostars (GNS). Various facilities of gold nanostars synthesis as well as functionalization of GNS with PEG, organic dyes, bioactive compounds are discussed. The authors discuss physical origin of the Localized Surface Plasmon Resonances and the way the nano-environment affects them. The implication of the LSPR of gold nanostars surface enhanced Raman scattering is also discussed. The emphasis has been done on the application of GNS for current and emerge needs of medicine, biology and pharmacy. Moreover, properties of gold nanostars as contrast agents for in vivo imaging and interaction of GNS with cells are also discussed in this Brief.


Biofilms and Thermal Treatments Functionalized Gold Nanostars Gold Energetics Gold Nanoparticles Gold Nanostars Hyperthermic Effect Nanostars Synthesis

Authors and affiliations

  • Giuseppe Chirico
    • 1
  • Mykola Borzenkov
    • 2
  • Piersandro Pallavicini
    • 3
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity Milano-BicoccaMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Milano-BicoccaMilanItaly
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20767-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20768-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-1091
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-1105
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