X-ray nanochemistry is a new desipline that has been researched for nearly two decades. It was formally named in 2012. X-ray nanochemistry studies how to use nanomaterials to increase the effectiveness of X-ray radiation. An example is to use an X-ray scintillating nanoparticles to absorb X-rays and emit UV-Vis photons and then use dye molecules to resonantly absorb the photons and generate reactive oxygen species. Another example is to use gold nanoparticles as catalysts to increase the conversion effiency of radical intermediates produced by X-ray irradiation. In this talk, the overall field of X-ray nanochemistry is reviewed, including basic concepts and applications, which include catalysis, biology and medicine.
Ting Guo has completed his PhD from the Department of Chemistry at Rice University and postdoctoral training from the Department of Chemistry at University of California, San Diego. He joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry at University of California, Davis in 1999, and served as the chair of the department from 2016 to 2018. He has published nearly 100 papers and recently a book on X-ray nanochemistry (Springer International Publishing).
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