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Simplified technique deposits magnetic iron oxide onto gold nanorods

A simpler method of depositing magnetite nanoparticles onto silica-coated gold nanorods could lead to multifunctional nanoparticles with numerous applications in industry. The method for depositing magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles was developed by researchers from North Carolina State University and MIT and is described in Chemistry of Materials. Gold nanorods have numerous potential applications because they […]

Coating breakthrough holds promise for gold nanorod applications

A team of US researchers has fine-tuned a technique for coating gold nanorods with silica shells that they claim could pave the way for a wide variety of biomedical applications. Gold nanorods have a lot of potential applications because they have a surface plasmon resonance – meaning they can absorb and scatter light. By controlling […]

Precision ‘stubby’ gold nanorod synthesis offers hope for biomedicine

Imaging technologies and cancer treatments could be improved with the development of a process to produce gold nanorods in bulk with precise dimensions. Gold nanorods made by the North Carolina State University process are said to be suited to biomedical applications due to their optical properties. ‘This technique should facilitate the economical manufacture of large […]

Polymer-coated gold-platinum rods

Polymer-coated gold-platinum nanorods developed by chemists at Rice University could soon be used as catalysts by chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers. RiceUniversity chemists have created a polymer-coated version of gold-platinum nanorods, the first catalysts of their kind that can be used in the organic solvents preferred by industry.The chemical and pharmaceutical industries spend vast amounts of […]

Good as gold

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology believe that tiny gold particles could target and destroy tumours in a patient’s body with minimal side effects. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) believe that tiny gold particles could target and destroy tumours in a patient’s body with minimal side effects.Such particles, known as gold […]

Gold shines light on optical chips

Researchers have found that gold “shines” in a different way at the nanoscale, and the insights may lead to new optical chips for computers. Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have found that gold “shines” in a different way at the nanoscale, and the insights may lead to new optical chips […]

Gold standard imaging

Researchers are developing a new type of ultra-sensitive medical imaging technique that works by shining a laser through the skin to detect tiny gold nanorods injected into the bloodstream. Researchers at Purdue University have taken a step toward developing a new type of ultra-sensitive medical imaging technique that works by shining a laser through the […]

Bound by gold

“Nanodumbells” – gold-tipped nanocrystals which can be used as highly efficient building blocks for devices in the emerging nanotechnology industry – have been developed by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. “Nanodumbells” – gold-tipped nanocrystals which can be used as highly efficient building blocks for devices in the emerging nanotechnology revolution – have been […]

Nanoscale device could create new chemicals and speed up electronics

A nanoscale device developed in the UK could be used to help synthesise new chemicals and improve the speed of electronics equipment. The device, developed by researchers at King’s College London and published in Nature Nanotechnology, uses quantum effects to convert electrons flowing around a circuit into a controlled stream of “hot electrons” and light. […]