Recipe for a ‘Shake Gel’

August 28, 2003 | Source: NIST TechBeat

Chemists and computer scientists are using a special facility at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to scale molecules up for people-sized interactions. Using chemical data, NIST software, special eyewear, and floor-to-ceiling display screens, they create giant three-dimensional molecules that move.

Molecular behavior can be seen and understood in minutes instead of the weeks required using traditional techniques.