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Platinum and light together fight cancer

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers continue to search for cancer treatments that effectively destroy tumor cells while protecting surrounding healthy tissue and the body. One intriguing approach involves photoactivated ...

Sep 14, 2010
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For platinum catalysts, smaller may be better

When it comes to metal catalysts, the platinum standard is, well, platinum! However, at about $2,000 an ounce, platinum is more expensive than gold. The high cost of the raw material presents major challenges ...

Jun 28, 2010
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Opposites Attract and Inspire Electrocatalyst

(PhysOrg.com) -- Tiny gold particles will surround themselves with even smaller platinum bits, creating a complex structure that could turn a common preservative, formic acid, into electricity in a fuel cell, ...

May 24, 2010
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