Publications by authors named "Aunik K Rahman"

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Terahertz Reflectometry Imaging of Carbon Nanomaterials for Biological Application.

J Nanomed Nanotechnol 2019 26;10(4). Epub 2019 Aug 26.

Department of Natural Sciences, Center for Nanotechnology, Coppin State University, 2500 W. North Ave, Baltimore, MD, USA.

The multiwalled carbon nanotubes has a myriad of applications due to its unique electrical and mechanical properties. The biomedical application of multiwalled carbon nanotubes that have been reported include drug delivery, medical imaging, gene delivery, tissue regeneration, and diagnostics. Proper characterization is required to enhance the potential application of the multiwalled carbon nanotubes. Terahertz technology is a relatively unfamiliar spectrometric technique that show promise in efficiently characterizing multiwalled carbon nanotubes. In this paper, terahertz imaging was used to characterize multiwalled carbon nanotube in comparison with other characterization techniques, including transmission electron microscopy and field emission scanning electron microscopy. The average diameter of the carbon nanotubes from the reconstructed terahertz images was 48.54 nm, while the average length of a fiber was found to be approximately 1.2 μm. The multiwalled carbon nanotubes were additionally characterized by FTIR, Raman spectroscopy, and Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.35248/2157-7439.19.10.535DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6738974PMC
August 2019

Early detection of skin cancer via terahertz spectral profiling and 3D imaging.

Biosens Bioelectron 2016 Aug 22;82:64-70. Epub 2016 Mar 22.

Rutgers University, 1 Worlds Fair Drive, Suite 2400, Somerset, NJ 08873, United States.

Terahertz scanning reflectometry, terahertz 3D imaging and terahertz time-domain spectroscopy have been used to identify features in human skin biopsy samples diagnosed for basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and compared with healthy skin samples. It was found from the 3D images that the healthy skin samples exhibit regular cellular pattern while the BCC skin samples indicate lack of regular cell pattern. The skin is a highly layered structure organ; this is evident from the thickness profile via a scan through the thickness of the healthy skin samples, where, the reflected intensity of the terahertz beam exhibits fluctuations originating from different skin layers. Compared to the healthy skin samples, the BCC samples' profiles exhibit significantly diminished layer definition; thus indicating a lack of cellular order. In addition, terahertz time-domain spectroscopy reveals significant and quantifiable differences between the healthy and BCC skin samples. Thus, a combination of three different terahertz techniques constitutes a conclusive route for detecting the BCC condition on a cellular level compared to the healthy skin.
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August 2016