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Towards a classification strategy for complex nanostructures

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Abstract

The range of possible nanostructures is so large and continuously growing, that collating and unifying the knowledge connected to them, including their biological activity, is a major challenge. Here we discuss a concept that is based on the connection of microscopic features of the nanomaterials to their biological impacts. We also consider what would be necessary to identify the features that control their biological interactions, and make them resemble each other in a biological context.

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Submitted
08 Dec 2016
Accepted
13 Mar 2017
First published
13 Mar 2017

This article is Open Access

Nanoscale Horiz., 2017,2, 187-198
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Towards a classification strategy for complex nanostructures

V. Castagnola, J. Cookman, J. M. de Araújo, E. Polo, Q. Cai, C. P. Silveira, Ž. Krpetić, Y. Yan, L. Boselli and K. A. Dawson, Nanoscale Horiz., 2017, 2, 187
DOI: 10.1039/C6NH00219F

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