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2012-03-28 17:24:55

Rice University lab develops starfruit-shaped nanorods for medical imaging, chemical sensing They look like fruit, and indeed the nanoscale stars of new research at Rice University have tasty implications for medical imaging and chemical sensing. Starfruit-shaped gold nanorods synthesized by chemist Eugene Zubarev and Leonid Vigderman, a graduate student in his lab at Rice´s BioScience Research Collaborative, could nourish applications that rely on surface-enhanced Raman...

2011-11-16 09:42:48

Breakthrough in loading gold nanorods into cells could lead to new cancer treatment Rice University chemists have found a way to load more than 2 million tiny gold particles called nanorods into a single cancer cell. The breakthrough could speed development of cancer treatments that would use nanorods like tiny heating elements to cook tumors from the inside. The research appears online this week in the chemical journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition. "The breast cancer...

2009-08-31 13:20:36

 Nanoparticles combining platinum and gold act as superefficient catalysts, but chemists have struggled to create them in an industrially useful form. Rice University chemists have answered the call this week with a polymer-coated version of gold-platinum nanorods, the first catalysts of their kind that can be used in the organic solvents favored by chemical and drug manufacturers.The research is available online in the Sept. 1 issue of the German scientific journal Angewandte Chemie...

2008-09-24 15:00:43

U.S. chemists say they've discovered a technology that permits them to produce ultra-pure gold nanorods that are about 99 percent pure. "The content of high-aspect-ratio gold nanorods produced by today's best synthetic methods is only about 20 percent," said Rice University Assistant Professor Eugene Zubarev, who is leading the research. "A nanoparticle's shape plays a crucial role in determining many of its physical and chemical properties, so when four out of five particles in a batch are...


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