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2011-06-16 07:40:03

Using high-resolution imaging technology, University of Illinois researchers have answered a question that had confounded semiconductor researchers: Is amorphous silicon a glass? The answer? Yes "“ until hydrogen is added. Led by chemistry professor Martin Gruebele, the group published its results in the journal Physical Review Letters. Amorphous silicon (a-Si) is a semiconductor popular for many device applications because it is inexpensive and can be created in a flexible thin film,...

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2010-11-29 10:10:46

A myriad of methods for watching water molecules in motion advances critical understanding of biology, chemistry and climate science Water (H2O) is a unique molecule that holds amazing properties. Scientists have a good grasp of the structure and chemistry of individual molecules of water. But understanding how large numbers of these molecules move and interact--within bulk liquid water, or at the interface between water and air--is much more complicated. Theoretical chemist James Skinner, at...

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2010-03-01 07:28:03

A new technique to study protein dynamics in living cells has been created by a team of University of Illinois scientists, and evidence yielded from the new method indicates that an in vivo environment strongly modulates a protein's stability and folding rate, according to research accepted for publication in the journal Nature Methods and posted on the journal's Web site Feb. 28. Martin Gruebele, the James R. Eiszner Professor of Chemistry at Illinois and corresponding author of the paper,...

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2009-06-02 09:10:00

A new method to induce protein folding by taking the pressure off of proteins is up to 100 times faster than previous methods, and could help guide more accurate computer simulations for how complex proteins fold, according to research by a team of University of Illinois scientists accepted for publication in the journal Nature Methods and posted on the journal's Web site May 31.Martin Gruebele, the James R. Eiszner Professor of Chemistry at the U. of I. and corresponding author of the paper,...