Effects of III-V Semiconductor Nanowires on Human Lung Cancer Cells

L. Abariute, C.N. Prinz
Lund University,
Sweden

Keywords: gallium phosphide, nanowires, high aspect ratio nanoparticles, A549 cells, toxicity

Summary:

Nanotechnology empowers existing technologies and enriches the effectiveness of new applications. One of the great examples are III-V semiconductor nanowires (NW), which have a broad application range, from electronics and energy-conversion to biological applications [1]. NW are one-dimensional structures with a diameter on the nanometer range (