Nanosystem Characterization Tools in the Life Sciences / Edition 1
This first dedicated, all-encompassing text characterizes nanomaterials intended for biological or physiological environments and biomedical applications, in particular for medicine, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and human wellness. It finally fills the gap for a concise overview of a wide range of different characterization techniques and how to best employ them in the context of nanoscale life science research. It thus serves as a single source of information gathering up the knowledge otherwise spread over many journal articles, and provides an overall picture to members of all the disciplines involved. This handy volume covers all important probing techniques, including nuclear and electron spin resonance, light scattering, infrared and Raman spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, magnetic resonance, tomography, x-ray techniques, and microbalance measurement of antibody binding. Biochemists, biologists, chemists, materials scientists, and materials engineers as well as all others working in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries or at related research institutions will here a book of great value and importance.
Chapter 1: Fluorescence Imaging in Biology using Nanoprobes Chapter 2: Characterization of Nanoscale Systems in Biology using Scanning Probe Microscopy Techniques Chapter 3: Quartz Crystal Microbalance Characterization of Nanostructure Assemblies in Biosensing Chapter 4: NMR Characterization Techniques - Application to Nanoscaled Pharmaceutical Carriers Chapter 5: Characterization of Nano Features in Biopolymers using Small-angle X-ray Scattering, Electron Microscopy and Modeling Chapter 6: In Situ Characterization of Drug Nanoparticles by FTIR Spectroscopy Chapter 7: Characterization of Nanoscaled Drug Delivery Systems by Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) Chapter 8: X-ray Absorption and Emission Spectroscopy in Nanoscience and Lifescience Chapter 9: Some New Advances and Challenges in Biological and Biomedical Materials Characterization Chapter 10: Dynamic Light Scattering Microscopy Chapter 11: X-ray Scattering Techniques for Characterization of Nanosystems in Lifesciences