Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Water Ideal Lubricant for Nanomachines

Making nanomachines?  Need a lubricant?  Try water.  Researchers in Amsterdam did!

'Researchers from the University of Amsterdam have discovered that machines just one molecule in size move far quicker if you add a 'lubricant' to their surroundings. To their surprise, water proved to be the best lubricant by far.'  The hydrogen bonding and surface tension properties of water are likely the cause.  

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