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Nanobubbles Hammer Plaque

February 5, 2010

Rapidly expanding nanobubbles blasted through arterial plaque in a 2009 study. Gold nanoparticles were sprayed on the plaque (from left) and illuminated with a laser from above. With the backlighting turned off, each bubble shows up as a brilliant flash. credit: Eurekalert