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Nanostarfruits Are Pure Gold for Research
March 26, 2012
Starfruit-shaped gold nanorods synthesized by Rice University researchers could nourish applications that rely on surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, such as medical imaging and chemical sensing.
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