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Title: Self-assembling magnetic "snakes"

Nickel particles float peacefully in a liquid medium until a giant snake seems to swim by and snatch several particles up, adding to its own mass. The self-assembled "snakes" act like biologmore »ical systems, but they are not alive and are driven by a magnetic field. The research may someday offer some insight into the organization of life itself. Read more at Wired: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/03/snakes/ Research and video by Alex Snezhko and Igor Aronson, Argonne National Laboratory.« less
Title: Self-assembling magnetic "snakes"
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
OSTI Identifier: 1045822
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY ; magnetic ; snakes ; particles ; attack ; physics ; biology ; science ; research ; technology ; argonne ; national ; laboratory
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:00:18
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27