Minireview: Laser-Induced Formation of MicrobubblesBiomedical Implications

George, Sajan D and Chidangil, Santhosh and Mathur, Deepak (2019) Minireview: Laser-Induced Formation of MicrobubblesBiomedical Implications. Langmuir, 35. pp. 10139-10150. ISSN 0743-7463

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Recent work is summarized that shows how microbubbles may have potential utility in biomedical situations as (i) highly localized generators of intense white light in an aqueous environment, (ii) disruptors of matter in aqueous solution, (iii) essential precursors in laser-writing structures on substrates on which biological cells can be spatially aligned, and (iv) mediators in the fabrication of hierarchical nanostructures that enhance signals in biological Raman spectroscopy. Indeed, microbubbles generated upon laser irradiation of surfaces have many more ramifications than originally thought, with implications in the laser modification of surfaces producing either hydrophilicity or hydrophobicity. Many more possibilities remain to be explored and exploited.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Departments at MU > Atomic Molecular Physics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2019 08:47
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2019 08:47

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