Atomic element #79 is the precious metal more commonly known as gold. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Illinois's Catherine J. Murphy describes her work with gold on a nanoscale level and showing its usage far beyond the creation of jewelry. Murphy is the Peter C. and Gretchen Miller Markunas Professor of Chemistry at Illinois's Urbana-Champaign campus. A transcript of tihs podcast can be found here.
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