News tagged with thermal fluctuations

The secret life of knots

Nanotechnologies require a detailed knowledge of the molecular state. For instance, it is useful to know when and how a generic polymer, a long chain of polymers (chain of beads), knots. The study of molecular ...

Jun 10, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

Energy-saving chaperon Hsp90

A special group of proteins, the so-called chaperons, helps other proteins to obtain their correct conformation. Until now scientists supposed that hydrolyzing ATP provides the energy for the large conformational ...

Jan 13, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 1 | with audio podcast

Greener memory from random motion

Random thermal fluctuations in magnetic memory can be harnessed to reduce the energy required to store information, according to an experiment reported in the current issue of Physical Review Letters. The de ...

Mar 01, 2010 2.8 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast
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