Controlling Gold and Silver Nanoparticle Shape to Optimize for Cancer Diagnostics

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Title: Controlling Gold and Silver Nanoparticle Shape to Optimize for Cancer Diagnostics
Description: Researchers at the Northwestern University Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (NU-CCNE) are developing gold and silver nanostructures with controlled shapes for use in a wide range of applications including detection, electronics, medicine, and catalysis. This image shows a stack of gold nanocubes with concave surfaces. The concave nanocubes have highly-sloped faces containing large numbers of exposed surface atoms, which are beneficial for catalytic applications, and also have sharp corners which are useful for detection applications.
Topics/Categories: Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Michelle Personic; Mark Langille; and Chad Mirkin, Ph.D.
Date Created: March 1, 2013
Date Added: July 21, 2016
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.