Scientists from the University of Eindhoven have videoed the formation of nanomembranes from a soap-like solvent.

These membranes have potential uses in fields like water-treatment, chemical processes, and in pharmaceutical research. For example, the membrane is hollow and has the potential to store a drug. The membrane only interacts with certain types of molecules and could be used to target certain cells, e.g. cancer cells.

Thanks to technological advancements, the researchers could video the entire process from start to finish with an electron microscope. Before, they had to freeze the membrane and could only see it at one stage of its formation.

 

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