Liquid undergoes magnetic ‘splits’
The demonstration helps scientists begin how molecules in plants and animals naturally alter their shapes
By Andrew Grant, 16:42 PM July 29, 2013
On their own, proteins and other molecules in nature can warp and fold into new shapes. Scientists want to create synthetic structures that can alter their form much as the molecules in plants and animals do. A team in Europe has now tested a simple shape-shifting material.
Physicist Jaakko Timonen at Aalto University in Finland and his colleagues worked with liquids into which they suspended nanomagnets. Each only a few billionths of a meter in diameter, these particles can force the liquid ...
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