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Title: Surface Tension

Surface tension in the kitchen sink. At Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry, scientists study surface tension to understand how molecules "self-assemble." The coin trick in the video uses more »the re-arrangement of water molecules to seemingly create order out of disorder. The same principle can be used to create order in otherwise hard-to-handle nano materials. Scientists can then transfer these ordered materials onto surfaces by dipping them through the air-water interface, or (as we've recently shown) squeeze them so that they collapse into the water as two-molecule-thick nano sheets.« less
Title: Surface Tension
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
OSTI Identifier: 1046586
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS ; surface ; tension ; lawrence ; berkeley ; national ; lab ; molecular ; foundry ; nano ; materials ; interface
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:01:25
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27