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AuNP Uptake Setup
Today, 20mL of AuNP stock at a 25% dilution was used of both the gold and red AuNPs in small jars. Again, plants with extensive root systems were harvested and added to the small jars containing the AuN solutions, and the jars were covered with foil. They were left out on the lab bench to be checked in 24hours.
The solution was then covered with foil and placed in the oven for 4 hours at 80 degrees celsius.
We made fibers! Not nanoparticles. But we saved the fibers to instead incorporate into a film for future experiments.
Also, our java ferns finally showed promising results. The purple nanoparticles showed slightly better uptake so from now on we are synthesizing and using just the gold nanoparticles. Results are shown below: