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How water surfaces can be used to produce functional materials more

Water, more expensive than gold more

New insights into how and how quickly the energy stored in a bent water molecule is dissipated into heat more

New insights into a mechanism that reduces the ice formation ability of bacterial ice-nucleating proteins in an acidic environment. more

Plants suck water from the soil by means of negative pressure. So far, it has been an unsolved mystery why the pressure value does not fall below about -100 bar. An interdisciplinary and international research group has now shown, using atomistic simulations and model calculations, that this is apparently due to the so-called lipid aggregates that are contained in the plant sap. The modeling shows that their presence leads to the formation of growing cavities in the water column if the negative pressure is too strong. The limited suction power affects how plants can get water from drying soil. more

How water surfaces can be used to produce functional materials more

Water, more expensive than gold more

New insights into how and how quickly the energy stored in a bent water molecule is dissipated into heat more

New insights into a mechanism that reduces the ice formation ability of bacterial ice-nucleating proteins in an acidic environment. more

Plants suck water from the soil by means of negative pressure. So far, it has been an unsolved mystery why the pressure value does not fall below about -100 bar. An interdisciplinary and international research group has now shown, using atomistic simulations and model calculations, that this is apparently due to the so-called lipid aggregates that are contained in the plant sap. The modeling shows that their presence leads to the formation of growing cavities in the water column if the negative pressure is too strong. The limited suction power affects how plants can get water from drying soil. more

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