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Size Matters: Tiny Dots and Their Potential


In 1959, the physicist Richard Feynman wondered if "the text of the Encyclopedia Britannica could be contained on the head of a pin." Today we are looking at the amazing potential of materials that are 10,000-1 million times smaller than the head of a pin. These "nano" and sub-micron scale “dots” have unique properties that make them candidates for applications in a wide range of fields, including medicine and defense. Susquehanna University students have been involved in research involving "nanoparticles" made of gold and silver, to name a few, and have also developed instrumentation to make “tiny dots” out of proteins that could potentially be used to repair damaged tissues


2016 John C. Horn Lecture

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