Interesting properties of gold and silver nanoparticles have been used for centuries by stained glass artisans.
Understand that nanoparticles of gold and silver behave differently than bulk gold and silver.
Appreciate the interconnection between science and art.
Learn that nanotechnology has been used since the Middle Ages, even though stained glass artisans did not know they were using this technology.
Realize that nanoscale effects occur in many places. Some are natural, everyday occurrences; others are the result of cutting-edge research.
Learn that many materials exhibit startling properties at the nanoscale.
Developed for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.