Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Picture of the day

"Molecular Shuttlecock"

Heinrich Jaeger and Ward Lopes, Nanochain

A molecular shuttlecock, with a buckyball for a head and rod-like structures to form the tail. These shuttlecocks can be stacked like their giant counterparts, but display odd liquid-crystal behaviors.

Image Courtesy of and Copyright © Accelrys.

To learn more, read the press release Batting around molecular shuttlecocks.

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