The mesoscopic world – from plastic bags to brain disease.

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Presenter: Athene Donald

Published: January 2010

Age: 18-22 and upwards

Views: 946 views

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Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society


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Structures looking broadly the same in the optical microscope are found in starch granules within plants, in polythene bags and in sections of diseased brain tissue. Athene Donald explores structural similarities between different assemblies of polymer molecules of both synthetic and biological origin.

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