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Caption: How far a wavelength of light can be transmitted along a gold nanoparticle chain to where it dies down (the "extinction" point) depends on the configuration of the repeat units – the nanoparticles themselves – according to Rice University researchers. Their study was intended to draw parallels between nanoparticle arrays and polymers that also depend on chemical repeat units for their characteristics.
Credit: Liane Slaughter/Rice University
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