Chemicals induce dipoles to damp plasmons

Chemicals induce dipoles to damp plasmons Rice University-led study finds molecules alter gold nanoparticles’ electronic properties The light scattered by plasmonic nanoparticles is useful, but some of it gets lost at the surface and scientists are now starting to figure ...

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Discovery of a Primordial Metabolism in Microbes

Electron microscopy image of a pyrite forming culture enriched from a wastewater treatment plant. Microbial cells are highlighted in red and pyrite crystals in yellow. The interdependency of pyrite (FeS2) and methane (CH4) formation is illustrated schematically. Discovery of a ...

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Security challenges of mobile health apps

Security challenges of mobile health apps An expert in cyber security at the University of York comments on new research from the University of Toronto on the security issues around data sharing by mobile health apps. Professor Delaram Kahrobaei, Chair ...

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How tumors behave on acid

In these tumor cells, acidic regions are labeled in red. Invasive regions of the cells, which express a protein called MMP14, are labeled in green. Image: Nazanin Rohani How tumors behave on acid Acidic environment triggers genes that help cancer ...

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