TEM Image of How Ligands Affect Nanoparticle Size (image) North Carolina State University Share Print E-Mail Caption This shows images from transmission electron microscopy of Au nanoparticles stabilized by: n-hexanethiolate (-SC6), cyclohexanethiolate (-SCy), and 1-adamantanethiolate (-SAd). Credit Dr. Joe Tracy, North Carolina State University Usage Restrictions Image credit must be given. 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.