What is Nano? - See for yourself...

Dissolving Salt

The London Centre for Nanotechnology and the Thomas Young Centre has entered the ACS Nanotation Nanotube contest "What is Nano? Part 2". Angelos Michaelides' "ICE Group" has created several short videos which help to illustrate how nano impacts the world. The videos are mostly 3D computer models based directly on recent research done to answer the simple questions about important everyday processes.

For example, find out how scientists use a metal surface to see atoms and molecules:

see a nano-cube of ice melt,

and learn how salt dissolves in water,

All the movies can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/user/icelcn or www.chem.ucl.ac.uk/ice