Investigating water / oil interfaces with opto-thermophoretic tweezers

Investigating water / oil interfaces with opto-thermophoretic tweezers

Jul 07, 2022 (Nanowerk Spotlight) Spontaneous charging of interfaces between water and hydrophobic (ie, water-repelling) media is a mysterious feature whose nature and origin – despite many efforts to explain them – are still not fully understood. For instance, experiments reveal that water interfaces with immiscible liquids such as oil droplets, solid hydrophobic polymers, hydrophobic … Read more

Novel quantum simulation method clarifies cor

Novel quantum simulation method clarifies cor

image: Comparison between the theoretical spectral function (red line) of the surface layer and the recent measurements from “Mottness versus unit-cell doubling as the driver of the insulating state in 1T-TaS2” and “Distinguishing a Mott Insulator from a Trivial Insulator with Atomic Adsorbates “(black lines) for the A (a) and L (b) termination. view more … Read more

MIT chemists discover how changes in a shape-shifting receptor trigger cell growth

MIT chemists discover how changes in a shape-shifting receptor trigger cell growth

Receptors found on cell surfaces bind to hormones, proteins, and other molecules, helping cells respond to their environment. MIT chemists have now discovered how one of these receptors changes its shape when it binds to its target, and how those changes trigger cells to grow and proliferate. This receptor, known as epidermal growth factor receptor … Read more

Physicists see electron whirlpools for the fi

Though they are discrete particles, water molecules flow collectively as liquids, producing streams, waves, whirlpools, and other classic fluid phenomena. Not so with electricity. While an electric current is also a construct of distinct particles – in this case, electrons – the particles are so small that any collective behavior among them is drowned out … Read more

Why extreme manufacturing? | EurekAlert!

Why extreme manufacturing?  |  EurekAlert!

Feature Story | 6-Jul-2022 A Journal uniquely covering the areas related to extreme manufacturing explores the future of manufacturing International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing image: International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing (IF: 10.036) is a new multidisciplinary, double-anonymous peer-reviewed and fully open access journal uniquely covering the areas related to extreme manufacturing. view more Credit: International … Read more

What is the Large Hadron Collider, and what is CERN trying to do with it?

What is the Large Hadron Collider, and what is CERN trying to do with it?

On Tuesday, July 5, at a giant underground compound in Meyrin, Switzerland, physicists announced that they had discovered three “exotic” particles, never before seen by science – a feat accomplished via the world’s largest ring of superconducting magnets, also known as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). For anyone who had gotten their science news from … Read more