How many gold atoms make gold metal?

10 abril 2015

Researchers have shown that dramatic changes in the electronic properties of nanometer-sized chunks of gold occur in well-defined size range. Small gold nanoclusters could be used, for instance, in short-term storage of energy or electric charge in the field of molecular electronics. The researchers have been able to obtain new information which is important, among other things, in developing bioimaging and sensing based on metal-like clusters.