Aluminum Nanostructures (image) Rice University Share Print E-Mail Caption Researchers at Rice University and the University of Cambridge made and characterized aluminum nanostructures decorated with 'islands' of various transition metals (above, palladium and ruthenium). The versatile plasmonic allows for customizable surface chemistry and reactivity in one-material nanostructures. Credit Rowan Leary/University of Cambridge 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.