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August 30th, 2007
There's gold In them thar exhausts
A University of Leicester research team is working on a new technique for growing nanoparticles which could have extraordinary implications in electronics, medicine, the measurement of atmospheric air and the cleansing of car exhausts.
Dr Andrew Ellis and Dr Shengfu Yang, both of the University's Department of Chemistry, have discovered a niche way of making nanoparticles that cannot be formed in any other way.
Working with Professor Chris Binns and Dr Klaus von Haeften in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, they are developing a technique involving the use of helium nanodroplets.
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