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Study provides insight into how nanoparticles interact with biological systems
October 18, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Personal electronic devices are a growing source of the world's electronic waste. Many of these products use nanomaterials, but little is known about how nanoparticles interact with the environment. Now, a research team including Northwestern University chemists has discovered that when certain coated nanoparticles interact with living organisms, it results in new properties that cause the nanoparticles to become sticky. Credit: Northwestern University Full Story
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