Hollow disc and sphere-shaped particles from red blood cell templates

Preston B. Landon, Jose J. Gutierrez, Sara A. Alvarado, Sujatha Peela, Srinivasan Ramachandran, Fernando Teran Arce, Ratnesh Lal

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Colloidal gold particles with uniform size distributions were fabricated utilizing human red blood cells (RBCs) as templates. The gold shells were charged with a metal chelating agent to prevent flocculation. The procedure described here allows control over the shape of the colloidal particles. Thus, it was possible to fabricate discs and spheres by controlling the osmotic pressure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number726285
JournalResearch Letters in Physical Chemistry
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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