PNAS, 30 May 2006

Evidence of Hollow Golden Cages

On the Cover: Geometric structures of molecular cages consisting of 16-18 gold atoms, representing some of the first free-standing hollow metal cages isolated in the laboratory. The length scale of such “bucky-gold” cages typically ranges from 5 to 7 Å, which can accommodate a guest atom inside. Image courtesy of the Office of Research (University of Nebraska, Lincoln).

Satya Bulusu, Xi Li, Lai-Sheng Wang, and Xiao Cheng Zeng. 30 May 2006. Evidence of hollow golden cages. PNAS 103(22), pp. 8326–8330.

Xiao Cheng Zeng is Ameritas University Professor of Chemistry and Satya Bulusu is a former graduate student in the chemistry department at UNL.

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