Description Researcher Christine Laramy has been testing her new method for measuring nanoparticles for several months. Laramy drops a soapy solution containing microscopic amounts of gold into a small tube and then spins it very fast. In this image the gold nanoparticles formed into spheres and cubes, surrounded by the soapy solution (in purple). Today Laramy's perfected innovative measurement software is being trialed in labs and universities across the country. Department of Materials Science & Engineering Northwestern University
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