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ERIC Number: EJ1016064
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Going for (Nano)Gold: A University Open Day Experiment for Year 13 Students
Baker, Christopher; Patel, Bhavik Ani; Cragg, Alexander S.; Cragg, Peter J.
School Science Review, v95 n350 p67-71 Sep 2013
Open day activities rarely give applicants a real sense of the practical and intellectual work that goes on in university chemistry departments. We devised an experiment for year 13 (age 17-18) students based on the size-dependent colours of gold nanoparticles and linked this to current research in diagnostic medicine. The experience was designed to demonstrate the benefits of nanotechnology but it did so through the allure of gold. (Contains 5 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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