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Researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Reims reported the results of investigations into the optical properties of complex plasmonic vesicles.

These minute capsules can navigate the bloodstream, and, when hit with a quick pulse of laser light, change shape to release their contents. It can then exit the body, leaving only the desired package.

The specific shape of the nanoparticle determines how, and how well, the nanoparticle functions and how it can be manipulated.

The researchers used supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center to gain insights into the how plasmonic nanoparticles can be optimally designed and activated.


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