|Professor Park Sung-ho (cscience.skku.edu)|
Nanoparticles are particles that contain at least one dimension of 100nm, less than one billionth of a meter. When nanoparticles are added to existing goods, a thin layer is formed. For instance, kitchen utensils coated with nanoparticles are not stained or scratched due to this layer. Nanoframe particles, which are formed through the corrosion of nanoparticles, have a polygonal figure. Because the interior is empty, and only the skeleton remains, nanoparticles cannot interact efficiently with light, causing a decline in the agglomeration of the electromagnetic field. However, Professor Park Sung-ho’s research team from the Chemistry Department at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) allowed numerous nanoframe particles to be integrated into one particle, maintaining a nanometer-scale distance (~5nm) through repeated synthesis. This synthetic nanostructure can detect the target molecules’ absorption and increase the electromagnetic field’s effectiveness. Prof. Park said, “This research will be used widely in various fields since it provides a new methodology to synthesis technology of nanoframe particles.” This study was conducted with the support of the National Research Foundation of Korea, funded by the Ministry of Science and Information and Communications Technology. The research results were published in the international journal of the science and technology field, Nature Communications.
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