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|
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.
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|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.|