Stories with the tag: Nanoscience
For the first time, researchers have measured the force that draws tiny crystals together and visualized how they swivel and align. Called van der Waals forces, the attraction provides insights into how crystals self-assemble, an activity that occurs in a wide range of cases in nature, from rocks to shells to bones.
Release Date: 4/27/2017
Before there is a mineral, there is a nucleation event.
Release Date: 4/6/2017
Synthetic membranes that mimic a cell membrane's most useful qualities might soon be made with new lipid-like peptoids.
Release Date: 7/19/2016
Nanorods created by PNNL researchers have an unusual property – spontaneously emitting water. After further development, the nanorods could be used for water harvesting and purification, or sweat-gathering fabric.
Release Date: 6/13/2016
PNNL researchers are designing synthetic polymers with the versatility of nature's original polymers, the ubiquitous proteins.
Release Date: 4/6/2016
Scientists have shown that a process known as oxidative stress is at work during the rendezvous between certain nanoparticles and immune cells known as macrophages.
Release Date: 1/13/2016
Calcium carbonate found in chalk, shells and rocks is one of the most important materials on earth. New insights on how it turns into hard, strong materials will help scientists design materials needed for a low-carbon future.
Release Date: 1/8/2016
Cool news about lasers: Research team refrigerates liquids with a laser for the first time.
Release Date: 11/25/2015
An international group of researchers has shown how nature uses a variety of pathways to grow crystals.
Release Date: 7/31/2015
Recognition is for research designed to reduce carbon emissions, improve energy storage materials and measure neutrinos.
Release Date: 5/6/2015