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    Rights: The University of Waikato
    Published 30 May 2008 Referencing Hub media
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    Dr Richard Tilley of Victoria University of Wellington talks about the excitement of doing research.

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    DR RICHARD TILLEY
    Making nanoparticles of different shapes is currently an exceptionally hot topic. So there are a number of people in the world working in this area, and we are always striving to be at the forefront of this research. And for us, there is a lot of kudos and a lot of kudos scientifically, and world-wide scientifically. But personally, and I think for the students as well, there is a tremendous buzz or rush from being the first people to actually make these materials or make these shapes. So John Watt has managed to make some shapes of palladium particles which have just never been made before, which is just fantastic.