SEM Image of Gold Nanoparticles and Nanoplates

This is an SEM Image of gold nanoparticles and gold nanoplates viewed at 7000x magnificaiton.  These particles are made up of gold and are therefore conductive and required no treatment prior to imaging.  The gold nanoplates have a very large aspect ratio with a plate thickness of only ~ 50nm but a legnth and width in the 5-10 micron (1 micron = 1000nm) range!

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