Nanoparticles with a diameter in the range of 50 up to 300 nanometers are synthesized at the Fraunhofer IGB of organic as well as inorganic materials. Our research focuses on the design of special nanoparticles as carriers for biotechnology and medicine and the use of carbon nanotubes for actuator applications.
Customized core-shell particles for chemistry, medicine, pharmacy and the environment
Core-shell particles are functional composite materials combining at least two different functions: those of the particle core and those of the particle surface or shell. In the preparation of particles, at the Fraunhofer IGB the focus is on the design of the surface, for example by binding biological molecules. However, the cores can also be given additional functions, e.g. by loading with dyes or drugs for drug release applications.