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Nanoparticle-based sensors

Striped cation-trappers

Toxic metal cations in environmental samples can be detected with ultrahigh sensitivity through measurements of the tunnelling current across crosslinked films of nanoparticles decorated with striped monolayers of organic ligands.

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Rurack, K. Striped cation-trappers. Nature Mater 11, 913–914 (2012).

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