Advances in Nanotechnology. Volume 24


Zacharie Bartul (Editor)
Jérôme Trenor (Editor)

Series: Advances in Nanotechnology
BISAC: TEC027000

Advances in Nanotechnology. Volume 24 introduces the basic principle of resonance energy transfer, discussing the resonance energy transfer process involved in plasma noble metallic nanoparticles on the basis of new research.
The authors discuss the principles and the mechanisms of Magnetofection™ and illustrate it by using multiple examples of its applications in viral and non-viral nucleic acid delivery, both in vitro and in vivo.
In one study, polyvinyl chloride is prepared with the percentages 30 wt.% PVC (30 wt%) loaded with 3-8 wt.% of titanium oxide nanoparticles, and the performance of prepared membranes is calculated.
Recent progress on the synthesis of amphiphilic and stimuli responsive block copolymers by Reversible Addition-Fragmentation chain Transfer polymerization polymerization is assessed, with special focus on triblock terpolymers.
The applications of Pluronic micelles in drug solubilization and delivery are explored for a better understanding of the importance of these materials in pharmaceutical applications. Later, the characteristics and transfer functions of the electroelastic digital-to-analog converter actuator for nanotechnology are examined. In closing, the authors review the magnetic and electric properties of different systems made up of the so-obtained Ni nanowires.



Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Principle and Applications of the Resonance Energy Transfer Involving Noble Metallic Nanoparticles
(Fang Li and Zhicong He, Hubei Key Laboratory of Optical Information and Pattern Recognition, School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, School of Optical Information and Energy Engineering, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China)

Chapter 2. Magnetofection™ Technology: Magnetic-Nanoparticles Based Transfection Method for Gene Therapy
(Marco Bassetto, Florent Poulhès, Cédric Sapet, Elise Bonvin, Mélanie le Clech and Olivier Zelphati, OZ Biosciences, Marseille, France)

Chapter 3. Polyvinyl Chloride + Nanoparticles Titanium Oxide Membrane for Separation of O2 / N2
(Ehsan Kianfar, Saeed Hajimirzaee, Seyed Mohammad Faghih and Sahar Akhgar, Department of Chemical Engineering, Arak Branch, Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran, and others)

Chapter 4. Novel Block Copolymers by RAFT Polymerization: Synthesis and Nanostructures Formation in Aqueous Solutions
(Athanasios Skandalis, Martha Kafetzi, Despoina Giaouzi, Theodoros Sentoukas, Aristeidis Papagiannopoulos and Stergios Pispas, Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 5. Self-Assembly of PEO-PPO-PEO Block Copolymers: Advanced Nanosystems for Drug Delivery Applications
(Sofiya J. Shaikh, Hemil S. Patel and Rakesh K. Sharma, PhD, Applied Chemistry Department, Faculty of Technology and Engineering, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India)

Chapter 6. Electroelastic Digital-To-Analog Converter Actuator Nano and Microdisplacement for Nanotechnology
(S. M. Afonin, National Research University of Electronic Technology, Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology, Moscow, Russia)

Chapter 7. Magnetic and Electric Characterization of Different NI Systems Comprising Cylindrical Nanowires
(Fernando Meneses and Paula G. Bercoff, Facultad de Matemática, Astronomía, Física y Computación, Instituto de Física Enrique Gaviola, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Ciudad Universitaria, Córdoba, Argentina)


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