Spiky nanoparticle made from curved gold-cysteine nanosheets
A spiky nanoparticle made from curved gold-cysteine nanosheets that all twist in the same direction. It absorbs UV light and emits twisted light in the visible part of the spectrum.
[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants CHE 1566460 and CMMI 1463474.]
Learn more in the University of Michigan news story World’s most complex synthetic microparticle outdoes nature’s intricacy. (Date image taken: June 5, 2020; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Aug. 4, 2020)
Credit: Wenfeng Jiang, Kotov Lab, University of Michigan
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