News tagged with crystallinity

The enduring mystery of snowflakes

Who hasn't caught a snowflake in a mitten and marveled at its starlike detail, and then recalled that no two snowflakes are alike? But these crystals of ice are even more different than one might imagine - ...

Dec 28, 2011
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High-energy project in high desert

The sprawling solar installations gobbling up California's deserts have a new competitor, one that claims to generate more energy at lower costs while using less open space. Known as concentrator photovoltaics, or CPV, the ...

May 25, 2010
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Room Temperature Liquid Porphyrins

(PhysOrg.com) -- Porphyrins have received a great deal of attention in the scientific community owing to their useful application in a wide variety of areas, such as the treatment of cancer and systems that mimic photosynthesis. ...

Mar 23, 2010
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The surprising ooze factor of glass

(Phys.org) —Reach for a tall glass of iced tea. Don't drink. Look at the glass instead. The glass is an amorphous solid, consisting of molecules jumbled in disarray. It's the complete opposite of the ice ...

May 01, 2013
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How affordable is alternative energy?

Alternative energy sources that are cost-competitive with fossil fuels may be closer than most people realize. Recent renewable energy research has shown that solar, hydropower, wind and other alternative sources are closing ...

Aug 01, 2012
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