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World's Smallest Reaction Chamber Created
2012-12-07 15:18:08

IM Publications LLP Scientists from New Zealand, Austria and the UK have created the world's smallest reaction chamber, with a mixing volume that can be measured in femtoliters (million billionths of a liter). Using this minuscule reaction chamber, lead researcher Peter Derrick, professor of chemical physics and physical chemistry and head of the Institute of Fundamental Sciences at Massey University in New Zealand, plans to study the kind of speedy, nanoscale biochemical reactions that...

2011-10-11 12:50:35

Physicists have predicted that under the influence of sufficiently high electric fields, liquid droplets of certain materials will undergo solidification, forming crystallites at temperature and pressure conditions that correspond to liquid droplets at field-free conditions. This electric-field-induced phase transformation is termed electrocrystallization. The study, performed by scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology, appears online and is scheduled as a feature and cover article...

2008-12-08 16:48:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Prosolia, Inc. introduces a new advanced Omni Spray Ion Source model based on the Desorption Electrospray Ionization (DESI) technology. The Omni Spray 2-D Ion Source has an automated surface platform which enables rapid sampling and surface imaging. The platform can handle samples up to 76 mm by 114 mm, which is the size of a standard 96 well micro-titer plate. The Omni Spray 2-D Ion Source achieves a step resolution down to 50 microns and has an...

2008-02-08 11:30:00

A team of researchers at George Washington University said they have created a new detector that combines a laser with a mass spectrometer to provide instant analysis."We are talking about less than a second for an analysis," Akos Vertes, a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at George Washington University, told Reuters.The device, being called laser ablation electrospray ionization or LAESI, is the first of its kind. It works by using a laser to vaporize tiny samples which the...

2005-06-07 17:36:20

ATLANTA (June 7, 2005) "” The sequencing of the human genome was only the beginning of a much more complex task "“ deciphering the secrets of cellular chemistry and the mechanisms of disease. While the genome serves as a blueprint to understanding the body, proteins represent the materials that carry out these plans. There are about 2 million distinct proteins in the human body. That's a lot of proteins "“ and the future of personalized medicine depends on a better...

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