Nano-Islands of Ruthenium Adhere to an Aluminum Nanoparticle (image) Rice University Share Print E-Mail Caption Nano-islands of ruthenium adhere to an aluminum nanoparticle. Rice University scientists and colleagues at the University of Cambridge combined aluminum nanoparticles and smaller metal particles as they created versatile plasmonic nanostructures. Credit Sadegh Yazdi/Rice University Usage Restrictions For news reporting purposes only. Share Print E-Mail 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.