Characterization of liposomes and silica nanoparticles using resistive pulse method
Abbreviated Journal Title
Colloid Surf. A-Physicochem. Eng. Asp.
Nanoparticles; Electrophoresis; Nanopores; Liposomes; Translocations; Nanopipette; COULTER-COUNTER; PARTICLES; DNA; TRANSPORT; NANOPORES; SIZE; Chemistry, Physical
The ability to precisely count inorganic and organic nanoparticles and to measure their size distribution plays a major role in various applications such as drug delivery, nanoparticles counting, and many others. Here we employ a simple resistive pulse method that allows translocations, counting, and measuring size and velocity distribution of silica nanoparticles and liposomes with diameters from 50 nm to 250 nm. This technique is based on the Coulter counter technique but has nanometer size pores. It was found that ionic current drops when nanoparticles enter the nanopore of a pulled micropipette, producing a clear translocation signal. Pulled borosilicate micropipettes with opening 50-350 nm were used as the detecting instrument. This method provides a direct, fast and cost-effective way to characterize inorganic and organic nanoparticles in a solution. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Colloids and Surfaces a-Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
"Characterization of liposomes and silica nanoparticles using resistive pulse method" (2014). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 6025.