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Rice University

Gold Nanoshells

Caption: Rice University researchers found that pulsed (or "nonstationary") lasers could narrow the response spectra of 60-nanometer-wide gold nanoshells to a very narrow spectral band (red peak), as opposed to continuous ("stationary") excitation by laser (green peak). The discovery opens new possibilities for the use of metallic nanoparticles in medical and electronic applications.

Credit: Lapotko Group/Rice University

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