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Materials and Interfaces

cholesterol crystals
13.11.2018

How does a helpful substance like cholesterol turn deadly? 

electrons tunnel in protein
02.08.2018

Uncovering quantum effects in the molecules in our bodies may lead to future biotech developments

micro crystals
26.02.2018

These materials can bring us one step closer to a sustainable future

infrared silkworm
20.07.2017

Microfluidics technology enables silk protein capsules to self-assemble

Perovskite with and without etching
13.07.2017

Understanding the properties of these materials will help advance new photoelectric technologies 

Nir Kampf
29.08.2016

To move a heavy statue, try a little water

Prof. Roy Bar-Ziv, Alexandra Tayar and Eyal Karzbrun (l-r) created a lifelike wavefront of information
04.02.2016

An array of artificial cells demonstrates the movement of information wavefronts

The sound of a violin arises from a type of friction known as "stick-slip"
01.09.2015
What do the sounds of a creaky old hinge and a cello have in common? Both rely on the same kind of friction: two surfaces that alternately stick...
An ion-conducting nanochannel viewed under a scanning electron microscope
27.07.2015

A new method for “writing” tiny channels in solid surfaces may lead to more natural information storage systems

Several molecules must work together for proper joint lubrication. In this illustration, the lubricin molecules anchor the long hyaluronan chains to the cartilage collagen network; these hyaluronan chains in turn attach the phospholipid molecules in either single layers (green) or double layers (blue)
11.03.2015

Lab experiments reveal that lubricating our knees and hips is a “joint” effort

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