Advanced Materials

Chitosan/Gold Nanocomposites: Chitosan Films Doped with Gold Nanorods as Laser-Activatable Hybrid Bioadhesives (Adv. Mater. 38/2010)

Authors

  • Paolo Matteini,

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    1. Institute of Applied Physics “Nello Carrara”, National Research Council, Via Madonna del Piano 10, Sesto Fiorentino, 50019 (Italy)
    • Institute of Applied Physics “Nello Carrara”, National Research Council, Via Madonna del Piano 10, Sesto Fiorentino, 50019 (Italy).
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  • Fulvio Ratto,

    1. Institute of Applied Physics “Nello Carrara”, National Research Council, Via Madonna del Piano 10, Sesto Fiorentino, 50019 (Italy)
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  • Francesca Rossi,

    1. Institute of Applied Physics “Nello Carrara”, National Research Council, Via Madonna del Piano 10, Sesto Fiorentino, 50019 (Italy)
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  • Sonia Centi,

    1. Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Viale G. Pieraccini 6, Florence, 50139 (Italy)
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  • Luigi Dei,

    1. Department of Chemistry and CSGI Consortium, University of Florence, Via della Lastruccia 13, Florence, 50019 (Italy)
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  • Roberto Pini

    1. Institute of Applied Physics “Nello Carrara”, National Research Council, Via Madonna del Piano 10, Sesto Fiorentino, 50019 (Italy)
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Abstract

The cover image represents an inside view of a laser-activated gold nanorod/chitosan film. Gold nanorods dispersed throughout the polymeric chitosan matrix absorb incident near-infrared laser light. The photothermal conversion from the gold nanorods activates the surrounding chitosan strands to mediate functional adhesion with biological tissue, as discussed in work reported on p. 4313 by Paolo Matteini and co-workers.

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