Contact: Steve Koppes
University of Chicago
Caption: Experiments by scientists at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, have revealed how to drastically change the properties of certain materials by confining their molecules in nanospaces. This false-color image taken via a transmission electron microscope, shows a transparent sheet of closely packed gold nanoparticles separated by organic spacers. The sheet lies atop a silicon chip. The light green area is where the sheet covers a hole in the silicon chip.
Credit: Image courtesy of Klara Mueggenburg and Heinrich Jaeger
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