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Ames Lab researchers show polymer-coated nanocubes form complex structures

Nanoparticles assembled in new ways hold the promise of a wave of new high-tech materials that could offer high strength, enhanced magnetic properties, light reflectivity or absorption, use as catalysts and much more. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have developed a theoretical model to explore the effect of polymer coatings, including DNA, for self-assembly of nanocubes into so-called superlattices.

Sorting Out Cooking Oils

Image Last month was heart healthy, so let’s go right into how to prepare what we eat. It's hard to cook without cooking oils. This article won’t promote one oil over another. It is purely meant to inform and educate the reader. There isn’t one oil that is meant to do it all in your kitchen. You should have several different oils available at all times.

Beautiful Chemistry

One thing Andreja Bakac knows about her 37 years as a chemist—it has been beautiful.

“There is a lot of beauty to chemistry, the kind that anyone can appreciate. You don’t have to be a scientist to see it,” she said.



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