Light-Induced Content Release from Plasmon-Resonant Liposomes



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Thermosenstive liposomes coated with gold form plasmon-resonant shells with optical resonances tunable in the near-infrared range. When exposed to laser light, these liposomes release their content in a spectrally-dependent manner. Spectrally addressable release may find applications in the delivery of diagnostic and therapeutic agents, or more broadly, in developing a technological basis of nanomedicine.