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  • How frogs' tongues become sticky

    Frogs' capture their prey with the sticky mucus covering their tongues, but this mucus isn't inherently adhesive. Frog mucus is thought to be pressure-sensitive, with tongue retraction strain triggering adhesion. A research team from Oregan State University, Aarhus University and Kiel University has more

  • Merck Ignites Firework of Research Initiatives During its 350th Anniversary Year

    Merck announced several research grants and challenges during the company’s 350th anniversary year in addition to already existing initiatives. The new research grants and challenges are mainly directed to scientists working in institutes, universities or start-up companies around the world. “The be more

  • Individual impurity atoms detectable in graphene

    A team including physicists from the University of Basel has succeeded in using atomic force microscopy to clearly obtain images of individual impurity atoms in graphene ribbons. Thanks to the forces measured in the graphene’s two-dimensional carbon lattice, they were able to identify boron and nitr more

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Repelling April Showers

How chemistry can help repel water from surfaces as April showers approach. more

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Zeta Potential Solutions in Product Formulations

Zeta potential is an important parameter that relates surface chemistry and product performance and is both a function of the particle surface and the dispersant. This introduction reviews zeta potential theory, measurement and applications

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Advances in Filter Membrane Surface Characterization

Zeta potential analysis with the new SurPASS 3 from Anton Paar opens up new possibilities in the surface characterization of membranes used in complex industrial processes or novel scientific applications. It provides insights into membrane surface chemistry and elucidates the membrane’s interaction

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Surface charge monitoring to analyze adsorption and desorption behavior

The Streaming Potential technology, which measures the surface zeta potential of solid materials, is a fast and easy way to characterize surface charge, functionality and the effectiveness of surface treatments. Streaming potential, being a surface sensitive technique, is easily influenced by change

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  • Towards nanomedicine

    Diamond nanoparticles or nanodiamonds (NDs) behave several essential assets for biomedical applications: their very weak cytotoxicity and genotoxicity [1], their carbon-related surface chemistry for covalent functionalization of targeting or labeling moieties (oligonucleotides, proteins, fluorescent dyes, peptidic nucleic acids [2],…) and their tunable surface charge toward drug delivery [3]. In particular, detonation nanodiamonds synthetized by explosion [4] combine all this possibilities in a primary size of 5 nm, compatible with kidney filtration for an expected easier elimination. Nevertheless, these NDs are extremely sensitive to their surface state. more

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