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Title: Modelling encapsulation of gold and silver nanoparticles inside lipid nanotubes
Authors: Duangkamon Baowan
Ngamta Thamwattana
Mahidol University
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
University of Wollongong
Keywords: Mathematics;Physics and Astronomy
Issue Date: 15-Feb-2014
Citation: Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications. Vol.396, (2014), 149-154
Abstract: Lipid nanotubes are of particular interest for use as a template to create various one-dimensional nanostructures and as a carrier for drug and gene delivery. Understanding the encapsulation process is therefore crucial for such development. This paper models the interactions between lipid nanotubes and spheres of gold and silver nanoparticles and determines the critical dimension of lipid nanotubes that maximises the interaction with the nanoparticles. Our results confirm the acceptance of gold and silver nanoparticles inside lipid nanotubes. Further, we find that the lipid nanotube of radius approximately 10.23 nm is most favourable to encapsulate both types of nanoparticles. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 03784371
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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