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Self — Assembled System: Semiconductor and Virus Like Particles

  • Yu. Dekhtyar
  • Anna KachanovskaEmail author
  • G. Mezinskis
  • A. Patmalnieks
  • P. Pumpens
  • R. Renhofa
Conference paper
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 20)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

semiconductor nanoparticles adhesion 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu. Dekhtyar
    • 1
  • Anna Kachanovska
    • 1
    Email author
  • G. Mezinskis
    • 1
  • A. Patmalnieks
    • 2
  • P. Pumpens
    • 3
  • R. Renhofa
    • 3
  1. 1.Riga Technical UniversityRigaLatvia
  2. 2.Institute of Microbiology and BiotechnologiesUniversity of LatviaLatvia
  3. 3.Biomedical research and study centreUniversity of LatviaRigaLatvia

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