Au nanoparticles (AuNPs) have attracted a great interest in fabrication of various biosensor systems for analysis of cellular and biomolecular recognitions. In conjunction with vast conjugation chemistry available, the materials are easily coupled with biomolecules such as nucleic acids, antigens or antibodies in order to achieve their many potential applications as ligand carriers or transducing platforms for preparation, detection and quantification purposes. Furthermore, the nanoparticles possess easily tuned and unique optical/ physical/ chemical characteristics, and high surface areas, making them ideal candidates to this end. In this topic, sensing mechanisms based on localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR), particle aggregation, catalytic property, and Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) of AuNPs as well as barcoding technologies including DNA biobarcodes will be discussed.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|