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Modelling encapsulation of gold and silver nanoparticles inside lipid nanotubes

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Lipid nanotubes are of particular interest for use as a template to create various one-dimensional nanostructures and as a carrier for drug and gene delivery. Understanding the encapsulation process is therefore crucial for such development. This paper models the interactions between lipid nanotubes and spheres of gold and silver nanoparticles and determines the critical dimension of lipid nanotubes that maximises the interaction with the nanoparticles. Our results confirm the acceptance of gold and silver nanoparticles inside lipid nanotubes. Further, we find that the lipid nanotube of radius approximately 10.23 nm is most favourable to encapsulate both types of nanoparticles.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Baowan, D. & Thamwattana, N. (2014). Modelling encapsulation of gold and silver nanoparticles inside lipid nanotubes. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 396 149-154.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84890567509

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2080

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 149

End Page


  • 154

Volume


  • 396

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

Abstract


  • Lipid nanotubes are of particular interest for use as a template to create various one-dimensional nanostructures and as a carrier for drug and gene delivery. Understanding the encapsulation process is therefore crucial for such development. This paper models the interactions between lipid nanotubes and spheres of gold and silver nanoparticles and determines the critical dimension of lipid nanotubes that maximises the interaction with the nanoparticles. Our results confirm the acceptance of gold and silver nanoparticles inside lipid nanotubes. Further, we find that the lipid nanotube of radius approximately 10.23 nm is most favourable to encapsulate both types of nanoparticles.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Baowan, D. & Thamwattana, N. (2014). Modelling encapsulation of gold and silver nanoparticles inside lipid nanotubes. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 396 149-154.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84890567509

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2080

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 149

End Page


  • 154

Volume


  • 396

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands