A biological perspective of particulate nanoporous silicon

B. R. Smith, A. J. Nijdam, M. C. Cheng, Xuewu Liu, Dorothy M. Davis, S. C. Lee, Mauro Ferrari

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An overview is given of the state of the art in the nanobioengineering of porous silicon. Porous silicon processes are explored from the microfabrication of porous silicon films and particulates to the functionalization and derivation of their surfaces, with associated stability issues. The biocompatibility, biodegradability potential, and overall biological interface provided by porous silicon are discussed. Focusing primarily on particulate structures, an attempt is also made to give a broad perspective on the major clinical and diagnostic applications of porous silicon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-20
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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