Gold Nanoshells (optical microscope)

Gold Nanoshells (optical microscope)
To create this optical microscope image, gold nanoshells were dispersed in a drop of water which then dried on a glass microscope slide. The colors are due to selective scattering of light by nanoscale particles. Gold Nanoshells have a variety of uses in nanotechnology, and especially in biomedical applications. Nanoshells like these may play important roles in new kinds of cancer treatments, disease detection, and imaging techniques.

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Gary Koenig, University of Wisconsin-Madison


These gold nanoshells are each about 120 nm in diameter.


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