A colloidal suspension of nanosheets displays several liquid-crystalline phases

How to achieve a successful biaxial marriage

Probing lipid membrane nano-mechanics

Structural resolution of nanotubes with complex stoichiometry

Open TP: students’ labs, Fab-Lab style

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A colloidal suspension of nanosheets displays several liquid-crystalline phases

27 August 2018

A colloidal suspension of nanosheets displays several liquid-crystalline phases

Aqueous suspensions of nanometric sheets (nanosheets), like clay or graphene oxide particles, are very much used in industry, for applications ranging from cosmetics to public works and oil (...)

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How to achieve a successful biaxial marriage

13 June 2018

How to achieve a successful biaxial marriage

Previous efforts to make biaxial nematics with either boardlike molecules or component mixtures have had limited success. Researchers from the University of Colorado (USA) and the Laboratoire de (...)

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Probing lipid membrane nano-mechanics

6 June 2018

Probing lipid membrane nano-mechanics

Measuring the deformation imposed by membrane proteins and other membrane-associated objects to the lipid bilayer (the main ingredient of the cell membrane) is essential in describing their (...)

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Structural resolution of nanotubes with complex stoichiometry

5 June 2018

Structural resolution of nanotubes with complex stoichiometry

Nanotube and butanone, small and malls, atom and moat: these anagrams illustrate how meaning comes from the association of the letters of the alphabet. In the same way, the properties of matter (...)

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Open TP: students' labs, Fab-Lab style

31 May 2018

Open TP: students’ labs, Fab-Lab style

New tools tools are finally available to democratize physical measurement, and paradoxically these tools do not come from physicists. Heavily used in Fab-Labs, the Arduino board is a (...)

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