News tagged with phase separation

Rounding up the BCATs on the Space Station

Although it may not be herding cats exactly, all the NASA-supported Binary Colloidal Alloy Tests (BCAT) studies have ended on the International Space Station, and the experimental samples are being rounded ...

dateMay 13, 2014 in Condensed Matter
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Versatile polymer film synthesis method invented

(Phys.org) —Forming perfect porous polymer films is not enough; they need both large and small pores, and the process of making them needs to be simple, versatile and repeatable. Creatively combining already ...

dateAug 02, 2013 in Polymers
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A liquid crystal force to reckon with

A need for fast, solution-based processing of organic electronic devices has sparked increased interest in 'discotic' or disc-shaped liquid crystals. These molecules, which contain a flat aromatic core surrounded ...

dateMay 02, 2013 in Materials Science
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A new phase in cellular communication

(Phys.org)—In many physical processes, substances undergo phase transitions, where they are transformed from one state (solid, liquid, or gas) to another. Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Proteins (WASP) function ...

dateNov 16, 2012 in Analytical Chemistry
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Proteins feel long-range attractive forces

(Phys.org)—Proteins embedded in the lipid membranes of cells feel long-range attractive forces in specific patterns that mediate the proteins' behavior—for example, assisting in the clumping sequences ...

dateAug 30, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Highlight: Exploiting strain fields

(PhysOrg.com) -- Electronic devices of the future may benefit from a fundamental discovery that allows researchers to customize the electronic properties of complex materials such as single-crystal thin-film structures.

dateDec 10, 2009 in Condensed Matter
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