Electron (1 of 2) (image) Rice University Caption The plasmon resonance of gold nanorods on graphene is broadened compared with gold nanorods on quartz, according to a new study by Rice University scientists. The additional peak width was attributed to excited electron transfer between gold nanorods and graphene. Credit Anneli Hoggard/Rice University Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.