How Can Gold Nanoparticles Be Used to Kill Bacteria

One study found that gold nanoparticles can cause bacteria to burst their cell walls, which in turn causes them to leak material, and death. Each year, more than 25,000 people die from bacterial infections. These aren’t possible to treat with certain antibiotics. Drug resistance is increasing. Researchers seek other strategies… Continue reading

Raman and Phosphide Studies on Gold Phosphide

Gold phosphide is a crystalline metastable phase at macroscale. In earlier studies of bulk polycrystalline gold phosphides, several phases were detected, including multiple compositions. However, the only metastable phase is Au2P3. It has attracted considerable interest in fundamental research. For the first time, a Raman study of Au2P3 thin films… Continue reading