Controlling the nanostructure of gold nanorod-lyotropic liquid-crystalline hybrid materials using near-infrared laser irradiation

Wye Khay Fong, Tracey Lee Hanley, Benjamin Thierry, Nigel Kirby, Lynne Waddington, Benjamin James Boyd

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Lipid-based liquid-crystalline matrixes provide a unique prospect for stimuli-responsive nanomaterials, attributed to the ability to effect self-assembly of the lipids at the molecular level. Differences in liquid crystal nanostructure have previously been shown to change drug diffusion and hence release, with research progressing toward the use of in situ changes to nanostructure to control drug release.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14450 - 14460
Number of pages11
Issue number40
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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