Designing a golden nanopill

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12/06/2017 02:18 PM EST

geometric features of gold-coated liposomes

Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Reims reported the results of investigations into the optical properties of complex plasmonic vesicles, which can navigate the bloodstream, and, when hit with a quick pulse of laser light, change shape to release their contents. The researchers used supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center to gain insights into the how plasmonic nanoparticles can be optimally designed and activated.

Full story at https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/-/designing-a-golden-nanopill

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University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center

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