Image: Cutaway view of nanoparticles in a neural cell

NIST's Precision Imaging Facility (PIF) in Boulder, Colo., provides a variety of advanced tools for precisely measuring the structure and chemical composition of materials at sub-nanometer scales. These images were prepared ...

Researchers go for the gold on a single chip

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have created a library of nanoporous gold structures on a single chip that has direct applications for high-capacity lithium ion batteries as well as neural interfaces.

Hybrid material as gold-leaf substitute

(Phys.org) —A team of researchers headed by Professor Raffaele Mezzenga has created a hybrid material out of gold and milk proteins that looks like a wafer-thin gold leaf. Thanks to its properties, it could be used in a ...

Visualization of gold nanoparticle self-assembly via TEM

The self-assembly of gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) coated with specific organic ions in water was observed by Center for Nanoscale Materials staff in the Nanobio Interfaces, Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices, and Nanophotonics ...

Researcher developing hand-held gold sensor

Instead of a pan and a pick ax, prospectors of the future might seek gold with a hand-held biosensor that uses a component of DNA to detect traces of the element in water.

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