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Silver nanoparticles trap mercury

(PhysOrg.com) -- Anyone who thinks amalgams are limited to tooth fillings is missing something: Amalgams, which are alloys of mercury and other metals, have been used for over 2500 years in the production ...

Feb 16, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast

Order from disorder

NPL and University of Leicester scientists have explored a new way of ordering proteins for materials engineering at the nanoscale, using natural biological phenomena as a guide.

May 02, 2012 not rated yet 0 | with audio podcast

Researchers' quest for gold

For University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee researchers studying the toxicity of gold nanoparticles - a minuscule material with potentially big biomedical applications - the road to a new medical advance may or may not be paved ...

Jul 22, 2011 not rated yet 0

Improving catalysis

(PhysOrg.com) -- Cardiff University research may help to improve the way that metal nanoparticles are used in catalysis – the process of making chemical reactions go faster.

Jun 14, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast