Creating Highly Sought Magnetic Nanoparticles in One Step

Friday, May 2, 2008 - 15:21 in Physics & Chemistry

Researchers from the University of Minnesota have demonstrated a one-step technique for producing a class of magnetic nanoparticles that could be used in everything from biomedical applications to data storage. Consisting of an iron and cobalt core with a gold shell, the nanoparticle`s unique, and potentially very useful, magnetic properties were characterized at the NSLS.

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