Picture of model of urban architecture

Open Access research that is exploring the innovative potential of sustainable design solutions in architecture and urban planning...

Strathprints makes available scholarly Open Access content by researchers in the Department of Architecture based within the Faculty of Engineering.

Research activity at Architecture explores a wide variety of significant research areas within architecture and the built environment. Among these is the better exploitation of innovative construction technologies and ICT to optimise 'total building performance', as well as reduce waste and environmental impact. Sustainable architectural and urban design is an important component of this. To this end, the Cluster for Research in Design and Sustainability (CRiDS) focuses its research energies towards developing resilient responses to the social, environmental and economic challenges associated with urbanism and cities, in both the developed and developing world.

Explore all the Open Access research of the Department of Architecture. Or explore all of Strathclyde's Open Access research...

Effect of nanoparticle morphologies on signal strength in photoacoustic sensing

Murdoch, Craig S. and Kusch, Jonas and Flockhart, Gordon M.H. and Graham, Duncan and Faulds, Karen and Uttamchandani, Deepak (2017) Effect of nanoparticle morphologies on signal strength in photoacoustic sensing. In: IEEE SENSORS 2017 - Conference Proceedings. IEEE, Piscataway, N.J.. ISBN 978-1-5090-1013-4

Text (Murdoch-etal-IEEE-SENSORS-2017-Effect-of-nanoparticle-morphologies-on-signal-strength)
Accepted Author Manuscript

Download (239kB) | Preview


Spherical gold nanoparticles with a plasmonic extinction peak at 532 nm and two sizes of star shaped gold nanoparticles with plasmonic extinction peaks at 532 nm and 600 nm were synthesised and introduced into tissue phantoms as exogenous absorbers. The photoacoustic signals generated from the three different nanoparticle morphologies embedded in tissue the phantoms is compared. The effect of nanoparticle concentration on the generated photoacoustic signal strength was also investigated for the spherical nanoparticles. At an excitation laser wavelength of 532 nm, the spherical gold nanoparticles were shown to produce the greatest photoacoustic response.