Special Section on Nanostructured Thin Films: Fabrication, Characterization, and Application

Silicon-based hybrid luminescent/magnetic porous nanoparticles for biomedical applications

[+] Author Affiliations
Álvaro Muñoz-Noval, Darío Gallach

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Departamento de Física Aplicada and Centro de Investigaciones Biomédicas en Red, Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina (CIBER-BBN), 28049 Cantoblanco, Madrid, Spain

Vanessa Sánchez-Vaquero, Josefa P. García-Ruiz

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Departamento de Biología Molecular and Centro de Investigaciones Biomédicas en Red, Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina (CIBER-BBN), 28049 Cantoblanco, Madrid, Spain

Vicente Torres-Costa

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Departamento de Física Aplicada and Centro de Investigaciones Biomédicas en Red, Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina (CIBER-BBN), 28049 Cantoblanco, Madrid, Spain

Miguel Manso-Silván

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Departamento de Física Aplicada and Centro de Investigaciones Biomédicas en Red, Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina (CIBER-BBN), 28049 Cantoblanco, Madrid, Spain

M. Hernando-Pérez, P. J. de Pablo

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Departamento de Física de la Materia Condensada,28049 Cantoblanco, Madrid, Spain

Raúl J. Martín-Palma

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Departamento de Física Aplicada and Centro de Investigaciones Biomédicas en Red, Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina (CIBER-BBN), 28049 Cantoblanco, Madrid, Spain

J. Nanophoton. 5(1), 051505 (February 04, 2011). doi:10.1117/1.3549739
History: Received October 01, 2010; Revised November 23, 2010; Accepted December 28, 2010; Published February 04, 2011; March 03, 2011
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Silicon-based porous nanoparticles showing at the same time intense visible luminescence and magnetic response were fabricated. The hybrid luminescent/magnetic nanoparticles (hLMNPs) were fabricated by the electrodeposition of cobalt and iron into nanostructured porous silicon. These nanoparticles were subsequently functionalized and internalized into cells. The hybrid behavior of the hLMNPs is a relevant feature for the development of research tools as nontoxic cellular tracker for progenitor cells and consequently able to be used in many strategies of cellular therapy. Additionally, the hLMNPs can be functionalized with various biomolecules that will endow them with new functionalities.

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Álvaro Muñoz-Noval ; Vanessa Sánchez-Vaquero ; Vicente Torres-Costa ; Darío Gallach ; Miguel Manso-Silván, et al.
"Silicon-based hybrid luminescent/magnetic porous nanoparticles for biomedical applications", J. Nanophoton. 5(1), 051505 (February 04, 2011). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3549739


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