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February 21, 2010

When molecules leave tire tracks:LMU

Here’s some interesting work going on.

If we some how get hold of the molecular patterns then it can also lead to some cutting edge developments in micro level gadgets. I think we are getting closer to a complete nano-era with making current electronics obsolete or making it a legacy.

When molecules leave tire

tracks:LMU

A new approach to optimizing molecular self-organization

Munich-Some classes of molecules are capable of arranging themselves in specific patterns on surfaces. This ability to self-organize is crucial for many technological applications, which are dependend on the assembly of ordered structures on surfaces. However, it has so far been virtually impossible to predict or control the result of such processes. Now a group of researchers led by Dr. Bianca Hermann, a physicist from the Center for Nanoscience (CeNS) at LMU Munich, reports a significant breakthrough: By combining statistical physics and detailed simulations with images obtained by scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM), the team has been able to formulate a simple model that can predict the patterns observed.

Read Complete : http://infocrats.org/mag/2010/02/sciencetechnology/when-molecules-leave-tire-tracks-lmu/

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