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Gold-coated nanoparticles for use in biotechnology applications

United States Patent Application

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A process of preparing gold-coated magnetic nanoparticles is disclosed and includes forming a suspension of magnetic nanoparticles within a suitable liquid, adding an amount of a reducible gold compound and a reducing agent to the suspension, and, maintaining the suspension for time sufficient to form gold-coated magnetic nanoparticles.
Berning, Douglas E. (Los Alamos, NM), Kraus, JR., Robert H. (Los Alamos, NM), Atcher, Robert W. (Los Alamos, NM), Schmidt, Jurgen G. (Los Alamos, NM)
11/ 810,519
June 5, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS [0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.