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April 25th, 2006

Gold nanoparticles enhance laser heating

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Researchers at Ohio University, US, have used a laser to heat gold nanoparticles embedded in ice. The nanoparticles enabled the laser to melt the ice at lower light intensities. "The motivation is using gold nanoparticles as site-directed nano heaters that can be actuated with optical light," Hugh Richardson of Ohio University told nanotechweb.org. "The applications are broadly based – photothermal therapy, lithography, chemical reaction initiation at specific sites – and the impact is large."

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