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Colloidal Chemical Nanomotors

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Mariana Alarcón Correa (Author)


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ISBN-13 (Hard Copy) 9783736997974
ISBN-13 (eBook) 9783736987975
Language English
Page Number 150
Lamination of Cover glossy
Edition 1.
Publication Place Göttingen
Place of Dissertation Stuttgart
Publication Date 2018-06-01
General Categorization Dissertation
Departments Physics
Biochemistry, molecular biology, gene technology
Keywords Nanofabrication, Inorganic inclusion complexes, Janus particles, self-propelling nanoparticles, enhanced diffusion, biohybrid materials, bacteriophages, enzymatic micropumps, enzyme recovery

Synthetic sophisticated nanostructures represent a fundamental building block for the development of nanotechnology. The fabrication of nanoparticles complex in structure and material composition is key to build nanomachines that can operate as man-made nanoscale motors, which autonomously convert external energy into motion.

To achieve this, asymmetric nanoparticles were fabricated combining a physical vapor deposition technique known as NanoGLAD and wet chemical synthesis.

This thesis primarily concerns three complex colloidal systems that have been developed:

i)Hollow nanocup inclusion complexes that have a single Au nanoparticle in their pocket. The Au particle can be released with an external trigger.
ii)The smallest self-propelling nanocolloids that have been made to date, which give rise to a local concentration gradient that causes enhanced diffusion of the particles.
iii)Enzyme-powered pumps that have been assembled using bacteriophages as biological nanoscaffolds. This construct also can be used for enzyme recovery after heterogeneous catalysis.