Self — Assembled System: Semiconductor and Virus Like Particles
Virus like nanoparticles (VLP) are in use to be absorbed by cells to cause biological effects. To increase a local concentration of VLP, nanoparticles-carriers bringing the latter to the target cell could be employed. N-type and p-type Si semiconductor nanoparticles, to control adhesion of VLP were applied. Optical absorbance spectra and electron microscopy evidenced that VLP became connected to Si nanoparticles. Moreover, a density of the adhered VLP depended on the type of both semiconductor and VLP.