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Study Improves Understanding of Surface Molecules in Controlling Size of Gold Nanoparticles


June 18, 2012

side-by-side ligands North Carolina State University researchers have shown that the "bulkiness" of molecules commonly used in the creation of gold nanoparticles actually dictates the size of the nanoparticles--with larger, so-called ligands resulting in smaller nanoparticles. The research team also found that each type of ligand produces nanoparticles in a particular array of discrete sizes. Full Story

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