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Research Briefs: University of California-Berkeley

Superfund Research Program

Nanotechnology-Based Environmental Sensing

Project Leader: Catherine P. Koshland
Co-Investigator: Peidong Yang
Grant Number: P42ES004705
Funding Period: 2006 - 2017
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  • 234 - Gold Nanoparticles Offer a Simple and Inexpensive Way to Detect Mercury -- Koshland
    Release Date: 06/04/2014

    Researchers led by Catherine Koshland, Ph.D., from the University of California, Berkeley Superfund Research Program (SRP) have developed an inexpensive, easy to use, and highly sensitive sensor to measure how much mercury is in liquid or aqueous samples. The sensor uses a film of gold nanoparticles to measure mercury concentrations down to 1.5 nanograms per liter.

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