A chemical trick that makes metal atoms emit light

A chemical trick that makes metal atoms emit light

Nanoclusters of metal atoms are promising for their fluorescence, low toxicity and stability under light. However, the underlying causes of these features have not been adequately scrutinized, something that a new research from Saudi Arabia and China is trying to change by studying the metal atoms under different light and heat conditions to fine-tune theirRead more about A chemical trick that makes metal atoms emit light[…]

A simple technique to fiddle with silver atoms

A simple technique to fiddle with silver atoms

Organic ions or molecules that bind to the surface of noble metal nanoclusters are known as ligands. Usually, these ligands are modified to allow for tailoring the nanoclusters leading to potential practical applications. So far, however, it has not been well understood how modifying the ligand alters the electronic and optical properties of the metalRead more about A simple technique to fiddle with silver atoms[…]