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Web Date: July 22, 2015

Technique Uses Light To Manipulate Light-Insensitive Nanoparticles

Nanotechnology: Method can reversibly draw images in particle-laden gel
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Nano SCENE
Keywords: nanoparticles, assembly, disassembly, photoresponsive media

Manipulating nanoparticles with light isn’t unheard of. Scientists have long been illuminating and pushing around particles coated with light-activated molecules. But using light to manipulate particles without this type of responsive coating hasn’t been demonstrated previously.

Now, Rafal Klajn of Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science and coworkers have developed an approach to reversibly draw together and disperse non-light-responsive particles in solution by shining light on them (Nat. Chem. 2015, DOI: . . .

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