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Precious metal gets pickyPosted on July 14, 2006
Not only jewelry-loving ladies but also scientists and technologists are fascinated by gold–particularly in the form of the smallest clumps imaginable. Gold nanoparticles stand out through their unique optical, electronic, and catalytic properties and are the ideal "building blocks" for nanostructures. Composite materials with a one or two-dimensional arrangement of the gold nanoparticles are especially interesting for the construction of components on the nanoscale.
Author: Kazuki Sada, Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan), www.cstm.kyushu-u.ac.jp/shinkai/101/sada_H.htm
Title: Anisotropic Decoration of Gold Nanoparticles onto Specific Crystal Faces of Organic Single Crystals
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2006, 45, No. 29, 4764–4767, doi: 10.1002/anie.200601470
or David Greenberg (US)
or Julia Lampam (UK)
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