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Title: Surface Tension

Abstract

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-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. http://newscenter.lbl.gov/feature-stories/2011/10/17/shaken-not-stirred/

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1046586
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; LBNL; SURFACE TENSION; SELF-ASSEMBLY; WATER MOLECULES; AIR-WATER INTERFACE; NANO-MATERIALS; NANO-SHEETS

Citation Formats

None. Surface Tension. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
None. Surface Tension. United States.
None. Sat . "Surface Tension". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1046586.
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