R&D Mag – Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a method to visualize gold on the nanoscale by using a special probe beam to image 20 atoms of gold bound together to make a cluster. The research is published this week in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journal Nanoscale.
Gold is a noble metal which is unreactive and thus resistant to contamination in our every day experience, but at the smallest, nano scale it becomes highly active chemically and can be used as a catalyst for controlling chemical reactions. more> http://tinyurl.com/caoymmm
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