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We describe the design and fabrication of composite agarose gels, highly loaded with silver nanoparticles. Because the gel can collapse upon drying and recover when rehydrated, it can be foreseen as an excellent mechanical molecular trap that additionally gives rise to dynamic hot spots as the network volume decreases and the silver particles get close to… (More)
Gold nanoparticles are obtained by reduction of a Au(iii) precursor within an agarose hydrogel where they form percolating networks upon partial dehydration and shrinkage of the gel.