News tagged with surface layer

Tracking climate change? Use the daily highs

Scientists using long-term surface temperature data to track climate change caused by greenhouse gases would be best served using only daily high temperature readings without the nighttime lows, according to new research ...

dateMay 03, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Scrutinising the tip of molecular probes

Studies of molecules confined to nano- or micropores are of considerable interest to physicists. That's because they can manipulate or stabilise molecules in unstable states or obtain new materials with special properties. ...

dateFeb 29, 2016 in Materials Science
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Flow phenomena on solid surfaces

Physicists from Saarland University and the ESPCI in Paris have shown how liquids on solid surfaces can be made to slide over the surface a bit like a bobsleigh on ice. The key is to apply a coating at the boundary between ...

dateFeb 10, 2016 in General Physics
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