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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 18, 2017

Atom-thick alloys with unanticipated magnetic properties, battery based on sodium may offer more cost-effective storage than lithium, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 18, 2017.

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Video: Physics map includes ‘chasm of ignorance,’ illustrating unknowns between quantum physics and theory of relativity

By Faye Oney / April 5, 2017

Physicists have their work cut out for them as they attempt to narrow the “chasm of ignorance” between quantum physics and the theory of relativity. Dominic Walliman breaks it down to the simplest terms in his “Map of Physics” video.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 5, 2015

Metal-to-insulator transition, pseudoparticles zoom through zinc oxide, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 5, 2015.

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The yin and yang of entropy: When disorder begets organized nanostructures

By / August 17, 2012

Shapes can arrange themselves into crystal structures through entropy alone, new research from the University of Michigan shows. Credit: P. Damasceno, M. Engel, S. Glotzer. Oddly enough (at least at first glance), a new paper in Science reports that computer simulations show the effects of entropy can lead to useful, ordered structures at the nano…

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Supercomputer simulations reveal entropy roots of water penetration of CNTs

By / August 15, 2011

Representation of Caltech team’s simulations of a 2.0 nm-diameter carbon nanotube, revealing confined water molecules. Credit: Tod Pascal, Caltech. A recent issue of PNAS had an intriguing article that discusses the interplay among carbon nanotubes, water molecules’ hydrogen bonding and entropy, and its worth noting that the Caltech researchers involved in this work say the result might…

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