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Silver nanoparticle clusters

Silver nanoparticles form clusters of various shapes depending on thier growth conditions. This allows them to make inexpensive connectors for use in microcircuits - to connect one area to another.


Image Source: Elshan Akhadov, Los Alamos National Laboratory.


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Nanotechnology Takes Off - KQED QUEST Flickr Set.


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Taken on March 26, 2007