If you put a camera in the ice machine and watched water turn into ice the process would look simple But the mechanism behind liquids turning to solids is actually quite complex and understanding it ... - Read More
A novel nucleating agent that builds on the concept of molecularly imprinted polymers MIPs could allow crystallographers access to proteins and other biological macromolecules that are usually reluctant to form crystals The semi liquid non ... - Read More
Although most materials slightly expand when heated there is a new class of rubber like material that not only self stretches upon cooling it reverts back to its original shape when heated all without physical ... - Read More
A major hurdle in structural biology and pharmacology is growing crystals to determine the structure of the biomolecules and pharmaceuticals under study Researchers at the University of Tübingen working with colleagues from Oxford and Grenoble ... - Read More
Did Mars ever have life Does it still A meteorite from Mars has reignited the old debate An international team that includes scientists from EPFL has published a paper in the scientific journal Meteoritics and ... - Read More
Knowledge of the three dimensional structures of proteins is essential for understanding biological processes Structures help to explain molecular and biochemical functions visualize details of macromolecular interactions facilitate understanding of underlying biochemical mechanisms and define ... - Read More
Future fleets of electric vehicles will require high capacity batteries that recharge rapidly degrade very little over time and operate safely Lithium ion Li ion batteries similar to the ones found inside portable electronics currently ... - Read More
In a design that mimics a hard to duplicate texture of starfish shells University of Michigan engineers have made rounded crystals that have no facets We call them nanolobes They look like little hot air ... - Read More
Reliable batch to batch formation is crucial for crystalline active pharmaceutical ingredients as two different polymorphs of the same drug may function very differently in the body Sendhil Poornachary from the A*STAR Institute of Chemical ... - Read More
Using a bio mimicking analog of one of nature's most efficient light harvesting structures blades of grass an international research team led by Alejandro Briseno of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has taken a major ... - Read More
Only recently has it become possible to accurately see the structure of a liquid Using X rays and a high tech apparatus that holds liquids without a container Kenneth Kelton PhD the Arthur Holly Compton ... - Read More
Almost a hundred years ago in 1929 Linus Pauling presented the famous Pauling's Rules to describe the principles governing the structure of complex ionic crystals These rules essentially describe how the arrangement of atoms in ... - Read More
Released 5 Aug 2014 4 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom American Institute of Physics AIP more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only WHAT Journalists are invited to participate in a ... - Read More
Thermal systems use heat to produce cold and vice versa To do so a material is needed that can dissipate water vapor particularly well and quickly A new method simply applies this property as a ... - Read More
Researchers have developed a microfluidic technique for fabricating a new class of metal organic framework MOF membranes inside hollow polymer fibers that are just a few hundred microns in diameter The new fabrication process believed ... - Read More
Anyone involved in macromolecular crystallography will know that for many years scientists have had to rely on a multi stage process utilizing protein usually expressed in engineered cells which is then extracted and purified before ... - Read More
Batteries do not age gracefully The lithium ions that power portable electronics cause lingering structural damage with each cycle of charge and discharge making devices from smartphones to tablets tick toward zero faster and faster ... - Read More
Researchers have found the first definitive evidence of how silicalite 1 MFI type zeolites grow showing that growth is a concerted process involving both the attachment of nanoparticles and the addition of molecules Both processes ... - Read More
Colorful church windows beads on a necklace and many of our favorite plastics share something in common they all belong to a state of matter known as glasses School children learn the difference between liquids ... - Read More
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