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Study Improves Understanding of Surface Molecules in Controlling Size of Gold Nanoparticles
June 18, 2012
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.
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