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Title: Water radiolysis nanoprocesses in the near vicinity of gold nanoparticles relevant to cancer therapy
Author: Polin, Chris
ISNI:       0000 0004 6060 2062
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2016
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An improved tumour response to conventional radiotherapy has been observed when the mass has been doped with colloidal gold nanoparticles, with the hydroxyl radical implicated as the primary mediator. This thesis investigates the physical chemistry which drives this observed enhancement, focussing mainly on the quantification of hydroxyl radical production, and posits a new mechanistic pathway to account for it.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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