- 10/12/2019 -
The Moscow Institute of Engineering Physics, National University of Nuclear Research, Russia, studied the optical properties of antiknock nanodiamonds when interacting with various biopolymers. The research helped to create original biosensors with improved optical performance. Related research results were published in Laser Physics Letters.
Anti-explosive nanodiamonds are carbon nanostructures with a lattice like diamond, obtained by the antiknock synthesis of explosive materials. Over the past few years, scientists have been actively studying the interaction of anti-explosive nanodiamonds with biological structures and biomacromolecules. Research results have been used to treat tumors, and biosensors and biocompatible grafts have been developed. The performance of biomacromolecules in interaction with antiknock nanodiamonds is greatly improved.
Ekaterina Boluleveva, a staff member of the Laser Micro-Nano and Biotechnology Department of the Moscow Institute of Engineering Physics at the Russian National University of Nuclear Research, said: "The interaction between biomacromolecules and anti-explosive nanodiamonds indicates that nanodiamonds The fluorescence intensity will increase."
The researchers pointed out that nanodiamond itself is not a fluorescent substance, but it can enhance the signal of fluorescent components in biological macromolecules. In the near future, the researchers plan to build biosensor prototypes that deliver drugs in the body based on albumin nanoparticles, to create biosensor prototypes that can detect early cancer based on anti-explosive nanodiamonds, and to study biosensor applications. technology.