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Sensing interactions between molecules

In a recent study published in the scientific journal Nature Nanotechnology, physicists and chemists of the University of Münster (Germany) describe an experimental approach to visualising structures of organic molecules ...

dateApr 12, 2018 in Nanophysics
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Bacterial adhesion in vitro and in silico

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) researchers in Munich, Germany, have characterized the physical mechanism that enables a widespread bacterial pathogen to adhere to the tissues of its human host.

dateMar 29, 2018 in Biochemistry
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The limits of friction

Friction is created when two surfaces slide one on top of the other. Since this consumes additional energy, this so-called sliding friction is considered an irksome yet inevitable aspect of dynamic processes. However, to ...

dateMar 29, 2018 in Condensed Matter
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