Other applications and future directions

ÖÇSOY I. , Chen T., Tan W.

in: Emerging Applications of Colloidal Noble Metals in Cancer Nanomedicine, Joseph R. Lakowicz and Jian Zhang, Editor, Future Medicine Ltd., London, pp.68-80, 2012

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Publisher: Future Medicine Ltd.
  • City: London
  • Page Numbers: pp.68-80
  • Editors: Joseph R. Lakowicz and Jian Zhang, Editor


The most commonly used noble metal nanoparticles such as gold (Au), silver (Ag) and their combinations show tunable surface plasmon resonance frequencies, which can be arranged to the required wavelengths (from visible to near-infrared region) based on their shape, size and composition. These unique properties make noble metal nanoparticles excellent and strong imaging contrast agents with a number of optical imaging techniques to be used in in vitro and in vivo cancer imaging