Rice scientists ID new catalyst for cleanup of nitrites – Researchers have found that gold and palladium nanoparticles can rapidly break down nitrites, a common contaminant in drinking water that often results from overuse of agricultural fertilizers. The nanoengineered catalysts were 7 1/2 times more efficient at reducing nitrites than previously studied catalysts made of […]
Gold nanoparticles give an edge in recycling CO2 | Brown University News and Events – It's a 21st-century alchemist's dream: turning Earth's superabundance of carbon dioxide — a greenhouse gas — into fuel or useful industrial chemicals. Researchers have shown gold nanoparticles can be tuned to selectively reduce CO2 into CO, an active carbon molecule […]
Gold ‘nanoprobes’ hold the key to treating killer diseases – Researchers have developed a technique to help treat fatal diseases more effectively. They are using gold nanoprobes to identify different types of cells, so that they can use the right ones in stem cell therapies.