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Glowing nanoparticles can stop heart cells beating — or set them racing

TEM image of the Tm3+ doped dumbbell shaped nanoparticles.

These nanoparticles have a core rich in erbium that fluoresces either red or green under infrared light. Credit: Q. Mei et al./Nature Commun.

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Nature 574, 152-153 (2019)




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