News tagged with particle size

Watching nanoparticles grow

(Phys.org) —Individual silver nanoparticles in solutions typically grow through single atom attachment, but importantly, when they reach a certain size they can link with other particles, according to scientists ...

dateFeb 05, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Unexpected ice-formation mechanism

(PhysOrg.com) -- Extremely hydrophobic materials cause water to roll right off objects that have been coated with them. Up to now, it was assumed that aircraft or wind turbines coated in such a way did not ...

dateJan 18, 2012 in Condensed Matter
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It's the fineness of the grind

The properties of nanomaterials could be easier to predict in future. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart have ground metal into continuously finer powders in steps ...

dateJul 23, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Traveling through the volcanic conduit

How much ash will be injected into the atmosphere during Earth's next volcanic eruption? Recent eruptions have demonstrated our continued vulnerability to ash dispersal, which can disrupt the aviation industry ...

dateJul 23, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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In search of a safer, greener firework

Fireworks are often the centrepiece of major religious, cultural and sporting events, but they can be the cause of air pollution and the fireworks industry is one of the most hazardous to work in. However, research is underway ...

dateJan 20, 2014 in Materials Science
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