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An improved method for coating gold nanorods

Researchers have fine-tuned a technique for coating gold nanorods with silica shells, allowing engineers to create large quantities of the nanorods and giving them more control over the thickness of the shell. Gold nanorods ...

dateMar 18, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Cheap solar cells made from shrimp shells

The materials chitin and chitosan found in the shells are abundant and significantly cheaper to produce than the expensive metals such as ruthenium, which is similar to platinum, that are currently used in making nanostructured ...

dateFeb 18, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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15-million-year-old mollusk protein found

A team of US scientists have found "beautifully preserved" 15 million-year-old thin protein sheets in fossil shells from southern Maryland. Their findings are published in the inaugural issue of Geochemical Perspectives Letters, ...

dateFeb 05, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Coating noble metal nanoparticles with silica

A straightforward and effective process for coating silver, gold and platinum nanoparticles with functionalized silica shells at room temperature has been developed by A*STAR . Crucially, unlike conventional methods for producing ...

dateFeb 04, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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