Highly purified crystals that split light with uncanny precision are key parts of high powered lenses specialized optics and potentially computers that manipulate light instead of electricity But producing these crystals by current techniques such ... - Read More
Seeds from Moringa oleifera trees can be used to purify water Uppsala University leads a research group which has discovered that seed material can give a more efficient purification process than conventional synthetic materials in ... - Read More
An interdisciplinary team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has already developed a technique for controlling liquid crystals by means of physical templates and elastic energy rather than the electromagnetic fields that manipulate them in televisions ... - Read More
A wide range of biologically inspired materials may now be possible by combining protein studies materials science and RNA sequencing according to an international team of researchers Biological methods of synthesizing materials are not new ... - Read More
One of the most frequently used physics laboratories on the International Space Station recently completed its final set of experiments The Plasma Kristall Experiment PK 3 Plus lab a Russian German cooperation in operation since ... - Read More
Preparing semiconductor quantum dots is sometimes more of a black art than a science That presents an obstacle to further progress in for example creating better solar cells or lighting devices where quantum dots offer ... - Read More
A colloid is a substance spread out evenly inside another substance Everyday examples include milk styrofoam hair sprays paints shaving foam gels and even dust mud and fog One of the most interesting properties of ... - Read More
Everybody who has tried to stack oranges in a box knows that a regular packing of spheres in a flat layer naturally leads to a hexagonal pattern where each sphere is surrounded by six neighbours ... - Read More
Paper being a light and foldable raw material is a cost efficient and simple means of generating electrically conducting structures Paper is becoming a high tech material Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids ... - Read More
to see eyes light up realizing that the very simple pleasures of food are chemistry A simple example is people love knowing what is happening with proteins when they are frying an egg They can ... - Read More
Inspired by patents from the 1960s audio cassette recording industry UvA chemists now developed a new Fischer Tropsch catalyst It can be used for the making of synthetic fuels from natural gas and biomass This ... - Read More
An explanation has been proposed for the way in which ordered structures arise in cell membranes Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam have discovered how complex compounds of sugar ... - Read More
A new model facilitates predictions about how nanoparticles form and gives clues about how the process can be controlled Share This See Also Nature of Water Nanotechnology Materials Science Chemistry Physics Inorganic Chemistry Nanoparticle Sedimentary ... - Read More
Tiny particles of titanium dioxide are found as key ingredients in wall paints sunscreens and toothpaste they act as reflectors of light or as abrasives However with decreasing particle size and a corresponding change in ... - Read More
New York University physicists have developed a method for moving microscopic particles with the flick of a light switch Their work reported in the journal Science relies on a blue light to prompt colloids to ... - Read More
Researchers at Syracuse University's Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering at L C Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science are studying the toxicity of commonly used nanoparticles particles up to one million times smaller ... - Read More
Plasmonic gold nanoparticles make pinpoint heating on demand possible Now Rice University researchers have found a way to selectively heat diverse nanoparticles that could advance their use in medicine and industry Share This See Also ... - Read More
Researchers have demonstrated a new technology that combines a laser and electric fields to create tiny centrifuge like whirlpools to separate particles and microbes by size a potential lab on a chip system for medicine ... - Read More
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