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Structured Aggregates of Variously Sized Gold Nanoparticles

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Created 05/04/2010

Transmission electron micrographs of structured aggregates of gold nanoparticles of different sizes. Shown are symmetric spherical aggregates with gold nanoparticles of (A) 60 and 15 nm; (B) 50 and 10 nm; and (C,D) 60, 15, and 5 nm. The gold nanoparticles were aggregated through the linkage of synthetic oligonucleotides that were functionalized onto their surfaces. Images were collected using the Philips/FEI CM200 transmission electron microscope (TEM) in the Beckman Microscopy Suite.

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  • Anil K. Kodali , Department of Mechanical Science & Engineering
  • Pratik Randeria , Department of Bioengineering
  • Matthew Schulmerich , Department of Bioengineering
  • Rohit Bhargava , Department of Bioengineering
  • Laura Jane Elgass , Department of Bioengineering
  • Rohun Palekar , Department of Bioengineering
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