DNA brings materials to life
by Staff Writers
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 19, 2013
A colloid is a substance spread out evenly inside another substance. Everyday examples include milk, styrofoam, hair sprays, paints, shaving foam, gels and even dust, mud and fog. One of the most interesting properties of colloids is their ability to self-assemble - to aggregate spontaneously into well-defined structures, driven by nothing but local interactions between the colloid's particles. [Read more] ...