News tagged with gold

RHIC particle smashups find that shape matters

Peering into the seething soup of primordial matter created in particle collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)-an "atom smasher" dedicated to nuclear physics research at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven ...

dateDec 07, 2015 in General Physics
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The key to mass-producing nanomaterials

Nanoparticles - tiny particles 100,000 times smaller than the width of a strand of hair - can be found in everything from drug delivery formulations to pollution controls on cars to HD TV sets. With special properties derived ...

dateFeb 24, 2016 in Nanomaterials
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Chemists perform 'surgery' on nanoparticles

A team of chemists led by Carnegie Mellon University's Rongchao Jin has for the first time conducted site-specific surgery on a nanoparticle. The procedure, which allows for the precise tailoring of nanoparticles, stands ...

dateJun 12, 2017 in Bio & Medicine
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Nanoscale drawbridges open path to color displays

A new method for building "drawbridges" between metal nanoparticles may allow electronics makers to build full-color displays using light-scattering nanoparticles that are similar to the gold materials that medieval artisans ...

dateDec 04, 2015 in Nanophysics
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A dash of gold improves microlasers

Gold. The word brings to mind wedding rings, buried treasure and California in the 1840's. But when gold is reduced to 1/100,000 the size of a human hair, it takes on an entirely new personality.

dateOct 06, 2017 in Optics & Photonics
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