Colloid
A colloid is a substance in which microscopically dispersed insoluble particles are suspended throughout another substance. Sometimes the dispersed substance alone is called the colloid; the term coll...
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New ‘Self-Healing’ Gel Makes Electronics More Flexible
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a first-of-its-kind self-healing gel that repairs and connects electronic circuits, creating opportunities to advance the development o...
The tyranny of olive oil
Olive oil is known as the "healthy alternative" to butter, but does that matter to real cooks and consumers? Get their opinions and the fast facts on butter, olive oil and saturated fats.
Can Rain Clean The Atmosphere?
As a raindrop falls through the atmosphere, it can attract tens to hundreds of tiny aerosol particles to its surface before hitting the ground. The process by which droplets and aerosols attract is co...
Flawed Science Triggers U-Turn On Cholesterol Fears
For decades they have been blacklisted as foods to avoid, the cause of deadly thickening of the arteries, heart disease and strokes. But the science which warned us off eating eggs – along with other ...
Trans fats backlash pushes U.S. butter consumption to a 40-year-high
A backlash against trans fats has pushed U.S. butter consumption to a 40-year-high.
Foam
Afsaneh Rabiei is a materials engineer at North Carolina State University who, with support from the National Science Foundation, has developed metal foam th...
Electrophoresis
electrophoresis.
Colloidal crystal
A colloidal crystal is an ordered array of colloid particles, analogous to a standard crystal whose repeating subunits are atoms or molecules. A natural example of this phenomenon can be found in the ...
Colloidal crystal - Wikipedia
Surface science
Surface science is the study of physical and chemical phenomena that occur at the interface of two phases, including solid–liquid interfaces, solid–gas interfaces, solid–vacuum interfaces, and liquid–...
Interface and colloid science
Interface and colloid science is an interdisciplinary intersection of branches of chemistry, physics, nanoscience and other fields dealing with colloids, heterogeneous systems consisting of a mechanic...
Aerosol
An aerosol is a colloid of fine solid particles or liquid droplets, in air or another gas. Aerosols can be natural or not. Examples of natural aerosols are fog, forest exudates and geyser steam. Examp...
Aerosol - Wikipedia
Gel
A gel (coined by 19th-century Scottish chemist Thomas Graham, by clipping from gelatine) is a solid, jelly-like material that can have properties ranging from soft and weak to hard and tough. Gels are...
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Surface tension
Surface tension and hydrophobicity interact in this attempt to cut a water droplet. Surface tension experimental demonstration with soapSurface tension is the elastic tendency of liquids which make...
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Surface plasmon
Surface plasmons (SPs) are coherent delocalized electron oscillations that exist at the interface between any two materials where the real part of the dielectric function changes sign across the inte...
Surface plasmon - Wikipedia
New ‘Self-Healing’ Gel Makes Electronics More Flexible
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a first-of-its-kind self-healing gel that repairs and connects electronic circuits, creating opportunities to advance the development o...
The tyranny of olive oil
Olive oil is known as the "healthy alternative" to butter, but does that matter to real cooks and consumers? Get their opinions and the fast facts on butter, olive oil and saturated fats.
Can Rain Clean The Atmosphere?
As a raindrop falls through the atmosphere, it can attract tens to hundreds of tiny aerosol particles to its surface before hitting the ground. The process by which droplets and aerosols attract is co...
Colloidal gold
Colloidal gold is a suspension (or colloid) of submicrometre-size particles of gold in a fluid, usually water. The liquid is usually either an intense red colour (for particles less than 100 nm)...
Colloidal gold - Wikipedia
Butter churn
A butter churn is a device used to convert cream into butter. This is done through a mechanical process, frequently via a pole inserted through the lid of the churn, or via a crank used to turn a rot...
Butter churn - Wikipedia
SEAgel
SEAgel (Safe Emulsion Agar gel) is one of a class of high-tech foam materials known as aerogels. It is an excellent thermal insulator and among the least dense solids known. SEAgel was invented by Rob...
Transport length
The transport length in a strongly diffusing medium (noted l*) is the length over which the direction of propagation of the photon is randomized. It is related to the mean free path l by the relation:...
Transport length - Wikipedia
Patchy particles
Patchy particles are models in molecular dynamics simulation.
The concept of Directional Entropic Force can be used to create effective entropic patchy particles where facets act like the anisotro...
Patchy particles - Wikipedia
Foam
A foam is a substance that is formed by trapping pockets of gas in a liquid or solid. A bath sponge and the head on a glass of beer are examples of foams. In most foams, the volume of gas is large, wi...
Foam - Wikipedia
Surface finishing
Surface finishing is a broad range of industrial processes that alter the surface of a manufactured item to achieve a certain property. Finishing processes may be employed to: improve appearance, adhe...
Surface finishing - Wikipedia
Multiangle light scattering
Multiangle light scattering (MALS) is a technique for determining, independently, the absolute molar mass and the average size of particles in solution, by detecting how they scatter light. Collimated...
Aerographite
Aerographite is a synthetic foam consisting of a porous interconnected network of tubular carbon. With a density of 180 g/m (.00112 lbs/ft) it is one of the lightest structural materials ever cre...
Aerographite - Wikipedia
Water-in-water emulsion
Water-in-water (W/W) emulsion is a system that consists of droplets of water-solvated molecules in another continuous aqueous solution; both the droplet and continuous phases contain different molecul...
Water-in-water emulsion - Wikipedia
Aerogel
Aerogel is a synthetic porous ultralight material derived from a gel, in which the liquid component of the gel has been replaced with a gas. The result is a solid with extremely low density and low th...
Aerogel - Wikipedia