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Gold and nanotechnology

Claire M. Cobley and Younan Xia
Gold and nanotechnology
Elements (October 2009) 5 (5): 309-313


The properties of gold change dramatically at the nanoscale. Gold nanoparticles and nanoporous gold have remarkable optical and catalytic properties, which are being investigated for applications in biomedicine and manufacturing. Using a variety of synthetic methods, the shape, size and properties of these materials can be optimized, making them a powerful platform for the development of new contrast agents for optical imaging of biological tissues, photothermal destruction of tumours and catalysis of various reactions.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 5
Serial Issue: 5
Title: Gold and nanotechnology
Affiliation: Washington University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, St. Louis, MO, United States
Pages: 309-313
Published: 200910
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 31
Accession Number: 2009-098188
Categories: General geochemistry
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 200952
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