Thanks for your question! Applications for
nano-particles in general are just starting to be
put into use but there are many potential
applications for which they may be useful. As for
gold nano-particles the really cool thing about
them is that bulk gold is inert (nonreactive) -you
can think about gold jewelry: it doesn't react on
you when you wear it and it lasts a long time.
However when you make nanoparticles out of gold
the very small pieces of gold are reactive.This
property is good for creating sensors for
chemicals and biological agents.
property of gold nanoparticles is that they can
emit a large amount ofheat. This has a potential
use in biomedical applications such as heating up
a tumor to kill the cells. Other nanoparticles
that are coated in a gold shell are showing more
biocompatibility as being less toxic than some
nanoparticles not coated in gold. These are just
a few of the applications that I am aware of. If
you type in nanoparticle and applications into
google you will find a number of websites that
have their own imaginations for what nanoparticles
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