The use of tellurium nanostructures as templates for the growth of nanomatrials
WHAT IS THIS ?
Nanostructured templates are needed for the in situ growth of nanomaterials. We found a way to use tellurium nanostructures as templates for the growth of noble metal nanoparticles (gold, palladium, platinum) and regular metals (iron, magnesium, manganese, copper,...)..
Once produced, the nanoparticles can be both detached or leave within the template and used as biomedical agents, rendering outstanding biomedical properties.
WHY DO WE CARE ?
Tellurium-based nano templates are a suitable template for the in situ growth of nanoparticles without the need of reducing agents or temperature within a few seconds
Once produced, the nanoparticles can be used as sole therapeutic agents, achieving high purity and stability.
Besides, the nanoparticles can remain attached to the templates and be used as a synergy, showing enhanced properties from both nanoparticles and templates.