Event Detail

Event Type: 
Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar
Friday, May 15, 2009 - 05:00
GLK 113

Speaker Info

Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany

Nanoparticles promise a wide range of applications from medical drug delivery to coatings, paints etc.. Nanoparticles include carbon nanotubes, metal nanowires, semiconductor quantum dots, and other nanoobjects produced from a large variety of substances. However, little is known about possible health hazards caused by nanoparticles that have been set free in industrial process or during usage of products. Safe development of new materials requires that risks to health and the general environment associated with development, production, usage, and disposal of these materials would be recognized. This is necessary to protect the workers involved in production and use of these materials, the public, and the ecosystem. It also helps to inform the public debate about the development of these new, potentially beneficial, materials.
The objectives of this lecture is to develop mathematical models that describe parts of the complete process of nanoparticle detection and recognition. the complete model should cover all related problems including particle transport in gases, particle transfer into aqueous solutions, binding of particles to the biomolecular receptors, and processing of electrical output signals to detect a phase shift caused by mass loading. in this lecture we will concentrate on describing the biosensor unit and the particle transport in the medium only.
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