News tagged with metal atoms

Atomic fractals in metallic glasses

Metallic glasses are very strong and elastic materials that appear with the naked eye to be identical to stainless steel. But metallic glasses differ from ordinary metals in that they are amorphous, lacking an orderly, crystalline ...

dateSep 21, 2015 in Condensed Matter
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How many gold atoms make gold metal?

Researchers at the Nanoscience Center at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, have shown that dramatic changes in the electronic properties of nanometre-sized chunks of gold occur in well-defined size range. Small gold ...

dateApr 10, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Mysteries of 'molecular machines' revealed

"Inside each cell in our bodies and inside every bacterium and virus are tiny but complex protein molecules that synthesize chemicals, replicate genetic material, turn each other on and off, and transport chemicals across ...

dateDec 22, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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