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Materials and Interfaces

Top: The cell pulls to maintain a fixed stretch in the gel. Middle:  If the gel is externally stretched, the cell can reduce the force it exerts.  Bottom: If the gel is alternately stretched and relaxed, the frustrated cell  cannot "decide" how much force to exert. This results in the cell orienting  perpendicular to the stretch direction
01.10.2007
Cells in biomaterials respond to the speed with which the material is stretched
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Smart Ceramics
01.10.2007

Under certain conditions, a "smart" ceramic material behaves more like rubber

A New Technique May Speed the Development of Molecular Electronics
26.07.2007

THE INSIDE DOPE

 

Often, things can be improved by a little '...

Tough Enough
02.05.2007
Adding nanotubes to composite materials should greatly enhance their properties
A Story with a Twist
01.05.2007

Twistable nanotubes might point the way to new microelectronic devices.

Sensing Trouble
01.10.2006

A mini-sensor on a chip could detect everything from asthma to explosives

Bacteriorhodopsin-containing microorganisms give these evaporation ponds near San Francisco their color
01.10.2006
A bacterial protein for absorbing sunlight turns out conduct electricity much better than it should
Prof. Daniel Wagner (at left) and Polish volunteers. Past and future
01.10.2005
A Weizmann scientist is working to preserve a Jewish cemetery in Poland
Prof. David Cahen and Ph.D. student Adi Salomon. Switching bonds
01.10.2005

Molecular chemistry gives scientists clues to building ultra-tiny switches

Nanotube formation along atomic steps
01.05.2005

Nanotubes grown on sapphire take their shape from the crystal's cut

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