Effects of III-V semiconductor nanowires on human lung cells

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Abstract

Due to unique electronic and optical properties, semiconductor nanowires (NW) are widely used in various opto-electronic devices. Concerns have been raised about using NW since they share morphological similarities with nanofibers, such as carbon nanotubes and asbestos. However, the effects of NW exposure on humans remain unknown and there is a pressing need to assess any possible NW toxicity. During the NW development and large scale production, the most probable exposure route is inhalation. In this study, we subjected cultured human small airway epithelium (SAE) cells to epitaxial grown gallium phosphide (GaP) NW and assessed the NW uptake by the cells. We observed that SAE cells engulf NW, cells stay viable 7 days after exposure and the NW remain inside the cells after cell division.

Detaljer

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Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Farmakologi och toxikologi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationTechConnect Briefs 2018 - Advanced Materials
FörlagTechConnect
Sidor271-273
Antal sidor3
Volym1
ISBN (elektroniskt)9780998878225
StatusPublished - 2018 jan 1
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
Evenemang11th Annual TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo, Held Jointly with the 20th Annual Nanotech Conference and Expo,the 2018 SBIR/STTR Spring Innovation Conference, and the Defense TechConnect DTC Spring Conference - Anaheim, USA
Varaktighet: 2018 maj 132018 maj 16

Konferens

Konferens11th Annual TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo, Held Jointly with the 20th Annual Nanotech Conference and Expo,the 2018 SBIR/STTR Spring Innovation Conference, and the Defense TechConnect DTC Spring Conference
LandUSA
OrtAnaheim
Period2018/05/132018/05/16