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Gold Nanoparticles Prove to be Hot Stuff

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GAITHERSBURG, Md., Sept. 6, 2006 -- Gold nanoparticles are highly efficient and sensitive handles for biological molecules being manipulated and tracked by lasers, but they also can heat up fast -- by tens of degrees in just a few nanoseconds -- which could either damage the molecules or help study them, according to scientists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg and the University of Colorado at Boulder.A gold nanobead, trapped with 205 mW of infrared laser light, heats up to about 75 °C or 167 °F (shown in dark red) and the temperature in the surrounding area...Read full article

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