Carbon nanomaterials have recently gained attention due to a combination of physicochemical properties that make them attractive for numerous applications including biomedicine. Due to their carbonaceous nature, they are difficult to track in the carbon-based matrix of biological systems without adding labels. Labeling with fluorescent or radioactive tags makes carbon nanomaterials detectable and quantifiable, but it also alters their surface and hence their interactions with and distribution within biological systems. Raman chemical imaging, using the spectroscopic properties of these materials can overcome this issue and detect bare carbon nanomaterials in situ because carbon nanomaterials can be easily identified and distinguished from other materials by their characteristic Raman fingerprints.

In this webinar you’ll see:

  • How we have been using Raman spectroscopy and imaging to track the presence and fate, including degradation, of carbon nanomaterials in cells and tissues.
  • How different types of nanomaterials, including carbon nanohorns, carbon nanotubes, or graphene based materials also behave.

Presenter: Dr. Cyrill Bussy | Division of Pharmacy and Optometry | School of Health Sciences | Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health | & National Graphene Institute | The University of Manchester 

Duration: 30 minutes with additional time for Q&A

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