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Title: Self-assembling magnetic "snakes"

Abstract

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 biological 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.

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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1045822
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ANL; NICKEL PARTICLES; SNAKES; MAGNETIC FIELD; SELF ASSEMBLY; BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Snezhko, Alex and Aronson, Igor. Self-assembling magnetic "snakes". United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Snezhko, Alex and Aronson, Igor. Self-assembling magnetic "snakes". United States.
Snezhko, Alex and Aronson, Igor. Fri . "Self-assembling magnetic "snakes"". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1045822.
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