Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 16, 2011
Previous Article Next Article

A biophysical perspective of understanding nanoparticles at large

Author affiliations

Abstract

In this article we present a biophysical perspective that describes the fate of nanoparticles in both the aqueous phase and in living systems. Specifically, we show the correlations between the physicochemistry of fullerenes and their uptake, translocation, transformation, transport, and biodistribution in mammalian and plant systems, at the molecular, cellular, and whole organism level. In addition to fullerenes and their structural derivatives, we describe the biological and environmental implications and applications of the condensed matter of carbon nanotubes and quantum dots, and the soft condensed matter of plastic and dendrimers. The main purpose of this article is to demonstrate the vast opportunities and unique advantages of applying experimental and simulation biophysics to the nascent research field of understanding nanoparticles at large.

Graphical abstract: A biophysical perspective of understanding nanoparticles at large

Back to tab navigation
Please wait while Download options loads

Publication details

The article was received on 16 Dec 2010, accepted on 15 Feb 2011 and first published on 11 Mar 2011


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C0CP02891F
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011,13, 7273-7283
  •   Request permissions

    A biophysical perspective of understanding nanoparticles at large

    P. C. Ke and M. H. Lamm, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011, 13, 7273
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CP02891F

Search articles by author