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.

This image is part of the Nanotechnology Image Library collection.
Topics/Categories: Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Type: Color, Photo
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.