Science news articles about 'crystal formations'

  • Theory of crystal formation complete again

    ... their findings in the online journal Nature Communications. Crystallization is the formation of a solid ordered substance, such as happens ... conclusions have since been confirmed in a second study into crystal formation in the mineral magnetite, which was published online ...
  • Amazing Crystal Formation Revealed in Microphotograph

    Microphotographer captures a stunning image of a crystal formation.
  • Crystals improve understanding of volcanic eruption triggers

    ... , from Durham University and the University of Leeds, studied crystal formation from a volcano, in Santorini, in Greece, to calculate ... at Durham University, said: "We hope that what we find in the crystals in terms of timescales can be linked with phenomena such as earthquakes ...
  • New tool for 'right first time' drug manufacture

    ... by Malvern Instruments. Until now there has been little research into how crystal formation can be monitored and controlled. Optimising crystal formation at the beginning of the manufacturing process could significantly affect the efficiency of the production chain, says Professor ...
  • Insights into polymer film instability could aid high tech industries

    ... semiconductor industry is being hindered by a lack of understanding of crystal formation in thin polymer films. “If organic ... ”—similar to the beading up of water droplets on a windshield. If crystallization and dewetting occur simultaneously, they can couple to create ...
  • Right first time: Pioneering new methods of drug manufacture

    ... first time" drug crystal formation. Ensuring drug crystals are formed correctly is crucial ... to the substance being crystallised – into a reactor enables consistent crystal formation. Professor Roberts says: "Because this is a really ...
  • More efficient drug crystals created

    LEEDS, England, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- British scientists say they have developed a simple technology that can be used in existing chemical reactors to ensure more efficient drug crystal formation.
  • Scientists isolate new antifreeze molecule in Alaska beetle

    ... ceramboides beetle project. Just as ice crystals form over ice cream left too long in a freezer, ice crystals in an insect or other organism can draw so much water out of the organism ... wall and protect the cell from internal ice crystal formation. Antifreeze molecules made of proteins ...
  • Christmas card snowflakes 'corrupt nature' by defying laws of physics

    ... , five and eight-sided "faux" snowflakes.Professor Thomas Koop, who specialises in ice crystal formation at the University of Bielefled in Germany, had turned ...
  • Surprising discovery: X-rays drive formation of new crystals

    ... has discovered that X-rays can trigger the formation of a new type of crystal: charged cylindrical filaments ... of materials or to develop novel biomedical therapies. Crystal formation is usually based on attractive forces ...
  • Researchers apply computing power to crack egg shell problem

    ... into "calcite crystallites" that form the tiny of nucleus of crystals that can continue to grow on their own. But they also noticed that sometimes ... as a catalyst, clamping on to calcium carbonate particles to kickstart crystal formation and then dropping off ...
  • Growing nanowires horizontally yields new benefit: 'nano-LEDs'

    ... , the NIST fabrication technique uses gold as a catalyst for crystal formation. The difference is that the gold deposited in the NIST ... it to a nanoparticle that serves as growth site and medium for the crystallization of zinc oxide molecules. As the zinc oxide ...
  • Cold skies: Researchers increase our understanding of how ice clouds form

    ... that helps scientists better understand how ice crystals form in the atmosphere. The team, including Dr ... Northwest National Laboratory, showed that ice crystal formation depends on both aerosols and humidity ...
  • UCLA researchers now 1 step closer to controlled engineering of nanocatalysts

    ... of the inability to find appropriate molecules to control crystal formation. Huang's team's innovative new ... — peptide sequences, in our case — which can recognize a desired crystal surface and produce nanocrystals exposed with a particular ...
  • The role of bacteria in weather events

    ... efficient nucleating template that enhances ice crystal formation," says Christner. Aerosol-cloud simulation ... IN may influence the average concentration and size of ice crystals in clouds, horizontal cloud coverage in the free ...

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