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Table 2 Number of NA molecules available for an individual gold nanoparticle.

From: A signal amplification assay for HSV type 1 viral DNA detection using nanoparticles and direct acoustic profiling

Number of NA molecules used to modify gold nanoparticles Gold nanoparticle diameter
(nm)
Number of gold nanoparticles in 1 ml solution used for modification* NA capacity of each nanoparticle when excess NA molecules used
6.02 × 1013 15 1.4 × 1012 23
6.02 × 1013 40 8.9 × 1010 161
6.02 × 1013 60 2.6 × 1010 363
  1. *Determined from the suppliers BBInternational (Cardiff, UK).