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Nanoshells in vivo imaging using two-photon excitation microscopy
This thesis describes the development and optical characterization of near infrared (NIR) gold nanoshells for the use as luminescent contrast agents for applications in small animal blood vessel imaging. Two types of ...
Higher-order analogues of genus and slice genus of classical knots
We define invariants analogous to the genus and slice genus of knots in S3. For algebraically slice, genus one knots, we define the differential genus, denoted dg, and we prove it is independent of the Alexander polynomial ...
Biomedical Nanocrystal Agents: Design, Synthesis, and Applications
In these days, nanomaterials are applied in a variety of biomedical applications including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cell imaging, drug delivery, and cell separation. Most MRI contrast agents affect the longitudinal ...
Research towards the synthesis of the furanosteroid class of natural products
The goal of this research was to explore new routes for the construction of viridin- and xestoquinone-related classes of natural products along with similar non-natural products. The four main targets being addressed are ...
Production, characterization and reactions of fullerenes
The new third form of carbon, known collectively as fullerenes, is studied in several general aspects. Efficient production methods have been developed along with an increased understanding into the formation mechanisms. ...