Colloid
A colloid is a substance in which microscopically dispersed insoluble particles are suspended throughout another substance. Sometimes the dispersed substance alone is called the colloid; the term coll...
Colloid - Wikipedia
New ‘Self-Healing’ Gel Makes Electronics More Flexible
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a first-of-its-kind self-healing gel that repairs and connects electronic circuits, creating opportunities to advance the development o...
The tyranny of olive oil
Olive oil is known as the "healthy alternative" to butter, but does that matter to real cooks and consumers? Get their opinions and the fast facts on butter, olive oil and saturated fats.
Can Rain Clean The Atmosphere?
As a raindrop falls through the atmosphere, it can attract tens to hundreds of tiny aerosol particles to its surface before hitting the ground. The process by which droplets and aerosols attract is co...
Flawed Science Triggers U-Turn On Cholesterol Fears
For decades they have been blacklisted as foods to avoid, the cause of deadly thickening of the arteries, heart disease and strokes. But the science which warned us off eating eggs – along with other ...
Trans fats backlash pushes U.S. butter consumption to a 40-year-high
A backlash against trans fats has pushed U.S. butter consumption to a 40-year-high.
Foam
Afsaneh Rabiei is a materials engineer at North Carolina State University who, with support from the National Science Foundation, has developed metal foam th...
Electrophoresis
electrophoresis.
Colloidal crystal
A colloidal crystal is an ordered array of colloid particles, analogous to a standard crystal whose repeating subunits are atoms or molecules. A natural example of this phenomenon can be found in the ...
Colloidal crystal - Wikipedia
Surface science
Surface science is the study of physical and chemical phenomena that occur at the interface of two phases, including solid–liquid interfaces, solid–gas interfaces, solid–vacuum interfaces, and liquid–...
Interface and colloid science
Interface and colloid science is an interdisciplinary intersection of branches of chemistry, physics, nanoscience and other fields dealing with colloids, heterogeneous systems consisting of a mechanic...
Aerosol
An aerosol is a colloid of fine solid particles or liquid droplets, in air or another gas. Aerosols can be natural or not. Examples of natural aerosols are fog, forest exudates and geyser steam. Examp...
Aerosol - Wikipedia
Gel
A gel (coined by 19th-century Scottish chemist Thomas Graham, by clipping from gelatine) is a solid, jelly-like material that can have properties ranging from soft and weak to hard and tough. Gels are...
Gel - Wikipedia
New ‘Self-Healing’ Gel Makes Electronics More Flexible
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a first-of-its-kind self-healing gel that repairs and connects electronic circuits, creating opportunities to advance the development o...
The tyranny of olive oil
Olive oil is known as the "healthy alternative" to butter, but does that matter to real cooks and consumers? Get their opinions and the fast facts on butter, olive oil and saturated fats.
Can Rain Clean The Atmosphere?
As a raindrop falls through the atmosphere, it can attract tens to hundreds of tiny aerosol particles to its surface before hitting the ground. The process by which droplets and aerosols attract is co...
Colloidal gold
Colloidal gold is a suspension (or colloid) of submicrometre-size particles of gold in a fluid, usually water. The liquid is usually either an intense red colour (for particles less than 100 nm)...
Colloidal gold - Wikipedia
Transport length
The transport length in a strongly diffusing medium (noted l*) is the length over which the direction of propagation of the photon is randomized. It is related to the mean free path l by the relation:...
Transport length - Wikipedia
Surface modification
Surface modification is the act of modifying the surface of a material by bringing physical, chemical or biological characteristics different from the ones originally found on the surface of a materia...
Patchy particles
Patchy particles are models in molecular dynamics simulation.
The concept of Directional Entropic Force can be used to create effective entropic patchy particles where facets act like the anisotro...
Patchy particles - Wikipedia
Foam
A foam is a substance that is formed by trapping pockets of gas in a liquid or solid. A bath sponge and the head on a glass of beer are examples of foams. In most foams, the volume of gas is large, wi...
Foam - Wikipedia
Aerographite
Aerographite is a synthetic foam consisting of a porous interconnected network of tubular carbon. With a density of 180 g/m (.00112 lbs/ft) it is one of the lightest structural materials ever cre...
Aerographite - Wikipedia
Water-in-water emulsion
Water-in-water (W/W) emulsion is a system that consists of droplets of water-solvated molecules in another continuous aqueous solution; both the droplet and continuous phases contain different molecul...
Water-in-water emulsion - Wikipedia
Nanofluidics
Nanofluidics is the study of the behavior, manipulation, and control of fluids that are confined to structures of nanometer (typically 1-100 nm) characteristic dimensions (1 nm = 10 m). Flui...
Nanofluidics - Wikipedia
Galling
Galling is a form of wear caused by adhesion between sliding surfaces. When a material galls, some of it is pulled with the contacting surface, especially if there is a large amount of force compressi...
Galling - Wikipedia
Difference gel electrophoresis
Difference gel electrophoresis (DIGE) is a form of gel electrophoresis where up to three different protein samples can be labeled with size-matched, charge-matched spectrally resolvable fluorescent dy...
Zeta potential
Zeta potential is a scientific term for electrokinetic potential in colloidal dispersions. In the colloidal chemistry literature, it is usually denoted using the Greek letter zeta (ζ), hence ζ-poten...
Label-free HPCE
Capillary electrophoresis (CE) is a family of electrokinetic separation methods performed in submillimeter capillaries and in micro- and nanofluidic channels. Very often, CE refers to capillary zone e...