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Tiny Nanocubes Help Scientists Tell Left From Right


June 26, 2013

microscopy maps of octahedral gold nanoparticles A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Ohio University has developed a new, simpler way to discern molecular handedness, known as chirality, which could improve drug development, optical sensors and more. Full Story

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