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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 the re-arrangemmore »ent 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. http://newscenter.lbl.gov/feature-stories/2011/10/17/shaken-not-stirred/« 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 ; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY ; LBNL ; SURFACE TENSION ; SELF-ASSEMBLY ; WATER MOLECULES ; AIR-WATER INTERFACE ; NANO-MATERIALS ; NANO-SHEETS
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:01:25
System Entry Date: 2018-05-15