New Evidence for Natural Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles, Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) and Collaborators Study Finds
5/11/2011 7:53:21 AM
Nanoparticles of silver are being found increasingly in the environment—and in environmental science laboratories. Because they have a variety of useful properties, especially as antibacterial and antifungal agents, silver nanoparticles increasingly are being used in a wide variety of industrial and consumer products. This, in turn, has raised concerns about what happens to them once released into the environment. Now a new research paper adds an additional wrinkle: Nature may be making silver nanoparticles on its own.