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Stampede Supercomputer Powers Innovations In Materials Science
2014-06-30 03:22:05

Aaron Dubrow, National Science Foundation Cornell University researchers are using the Stampede supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center to help explain a nanoscale mystery: How can a colloidal gel--a smart material with promise in biomedicine--maintain its stability? Colloidal gels are comprised of microscopic particles suspended in a solvent. They form networks of chained-together particles that support their own weight under gravity. For this reason, the soft solids form...

2014-06-10 23:03:54

Asia-Pacific Rheology Modification Coating Additives Market report is segmented on basis of applications and geographies - http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/asia-pacific-rheology-modification-coating-additives-6509666328.html. (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 The rheology modification coating additives market is mainly driven by its application properties as well as the ability to enhance storage and stability. Rheology modification can affect processing, color performance, and how customers...

2012-03-06 23:54:01

Microorganisms play pivotal functions in nature, particularly within aquatic ecosystems. Whether in an ocean or a lake, they are key players in the food chain and the vitality of individual ecosystems. A team of researchers led by Arezoo M. Ardekani, the Rev. John Cardinal O'Hara, C.S.C., Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has shown that density stratification, a frequent feature of aquatic environments, has important ecological...

2011-03-11 14:28:32

The development of a new measurement technology under a research project funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the National Science Foundation is probing the structure of composite and biological materials. "Our results have provided some of the first microscopic insights into a sixty year old puzzle about the way polymeric networks react to repeated shear strains," said Dr. Daniel Blair, Assistant Professor, and principal investigator of the Soft Matter Group in the...

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2010-09-01 21:23:18

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a microminiaturized device that can make complex viscosity measurements"”critical data for a wide variety of fields dealing with things that have to flow"”on sample sizes as small as a few nanoliters. Currently a table-top prototype, the NIST rheometer could be a particularly valuable tool for biotechnologists studying minute quantities of complex materials that must function in confined...


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