Image of the Week - February 21, 2006

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Silver Nanoprisms

Silver nanoprisms imaged by Rachel Masyuko using the TEM. Rachel created the prisms via a process in which the first product is spherical silver particles less than 10 nm in diameter. The particles are then photoinduced into prisms using an argon laser. She is now working on producing dimers of the prisms and will be studying their optical properties.

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Contact: masyuko2@uiuc.edu

Uploaded Tue Feb 21 10:30:32 2006 by Scott Jay Robinson

Updated Wed Feb 3 09:47:47 2010 by Daniel E. Weber