News tagged with silver particles

A breakthrough in nanotoxicology

Whereas resistance to antibiotics complicates certain treatments, antimicrobial silver nanoparticles (AgNP) are gaining popularity for medical use. These particles are toxic for certain bacteria, but what about for humans? ...

dateFeb 18, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Nanotracer tester tells about wells

A tabletop device invented at Rice University can tell how efficiently a nanoparticle would travel through a well and may provide a wealth of information for oil and gas producers.

dateFeb 24, 2014 in Bio & Medicine
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A nano end for Christmas tree needles

As Twelfth Night approaches and the Christmas decorations start to look increasingly congruous as the last crumbs of cake are swept away and the remnants of the turkey have finally been consumed, there is the perennial question ...

dateJan 02, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Plasmonics: Growth lamps for nanoparticles

Just as gardeners can use 'growth lamps' to stimulate plant growth, materials scientists can now promote uniform growth of decahedron-shaped silver nanoparticles while they are in solution. These 10-faced ...

dateOct 10, 2012 in Nanophysics
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Nanosilver for therapy and diagnostics

(PhysOrg.com) -- Nowadays, everyday life would be inconceivable without nanotechnology. It is also ever-present in medical technology – both in therapy and diagnostics. Researchers from ETH Zurich have ...

dateMay 12, 2011 in Bio & Medicine
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