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December 8th, 2011

Nanoparticle hollowing method promises medical advances

Abstract:
A process to "carve" highly complicated shapes into nanoparticles has been unveiled by a team of researchers.

It involves a chemical process which hollows out the particles into shapes such as double-walled boxes and multi-chambered tubes.

The researchers said this would aid the creation of more complex nano-objects.

They said these could ultimately be used to revolutionise medical tests and aid drugs treatments.
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The research was carried out by the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology in Bellaterra, Spain and is published in the latest issue of Science.

To deliver their results the scientists refined a series of existing corrosion techniques including the "galvanic effect".

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