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November 22nd, 2009

Mercury falling

Abstract:
Twenty-first century chimney sweeping is a colourful metaphor to describe the work of researchers at RMIT University who hope to use nanotechnology to remove mercury, one of the world's most poisonous substances, from industrial emissions.

"At RMIT, we have developed a method to assemble gold nanoparticles on gold plates and other surfaces to make sensors that measure mercury levels in the exhaust fumes from refineries or power stations," Professor Bhargava says.

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