Optical Theranostics Based on Gold Nanoparticles

Cuiping Yao, Xiao-Xuan Liang, Sijia Wang, Jing Xin, Luwei Zhang, Zhenxi Zhang


To obtain more detailed images of cellular processes or other nanoscale information in the fields of biology and medicine, or to improve phototherapy of cancer, various nanoparticles have emerged as optical probes, contrast agents, or optical absorbing agents. Among different nanoparticles, gold nanoparticle has obtained great attention and application in biomedical fields, such as optoporation, photo imaging, photodiagnosis, and phototherapy, due to their unique tunable optical, surface plasmon resonance, and photothermal features. In this chapter, the general physical mechanism of thermoplasmonic effects of gold nanoparticles was introduced, and the gold nanoparticles enhanced optical imaging, detection, and phototherapy of tumors was summarized.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomedical Photonic Technologies
Number of pages40
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Publication date01.01.2023
ISBN (Print)9783527346561
ISBN (Electronic)9783527823550
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2023

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Biomedical Engineering

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 308-01 Optics, Quantum Optics, Atoms, Molecules, Plasmas

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