News tagged with soft materials

Researchers create 'handshaking' particles

Physicists at New York University have created "handshaking" particles that link together based on their shape rather than randomly. Their work, reported in the latest issue of the journal Nature, marks the first time scientists ...

dateMar 24, 2010 in Condensed Matter
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Progress Toward Artificial Tissue?

(PhysOrg.com) -- For modern implants and the growth of artificial tissue and organs, it is important to generate materials with characteristics that closely emulate nature.

dateMay 15, 2009 in Nanomaterials
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'Bed of nails' material for clean surfaces

(Phys.org)—Scientists at the University of Twente's MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology have developed a new material that is not only extremely water-repellent but also extremely oil-repellent. It contains minuscule pillars ...

dateSep 17, 2012 in Soft Matter
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New microscope reveals ultrastructure of cells

German researchers at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin have developed a new X-ray nanotomography microscope. Using their new system, they can reveal the structures on the smallest components of mammalian cells in three dimensions.

dateNov 19, 2010 in Nanophysics
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