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August 29th, 2005

Engineering Gold Nanocages

Abstract:
One hundred and fifty years after one of the founders of chemistry first created gold nanoparticles and observed that these nanoparticles absorbed light, researchers have created a 21st century version that absorbs light so efficiently that a mere flash of light can cause the particles to melt. This ability to efficiently turn light into extreme heat could prove useful for creating nanoscale thermal scalpels capable of killing cancer cells.

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