Latest Langmuir-Blodgett trough Stories
Stir this clear liquid in a glass vial and nothing happens. Shake this liquid, and free-floating sheets of protein-like structures emerge, ready to detect molecules or catalyze a reaction.
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have shown for the first time that a single layer of molecular â€œsalveâ€ can significantly soothe the stresses affecting clean metal surfaces.
A team of chemists at Penn State has developed a new type of ultrathin film, which has unusual properties that could improve the fabrication of increasingly smaller and more intricate electronic and sensing devices. The material, a single layer made from spherical cages of carbon atoms, could enable more precise patterning of such devices with a wider range of molecular components than now is possible with conventional self-assembled monolayers.
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