Navigation Links
Nanoparticles found in moon glass bubbles explain weird lunar soil behavior
Date:6/13/2012

A stunning discovery by QUT soil scientist Marek Zbik of nano particles inside bubbles of glass in lunar soil could solve the mystery of why the moon's surface topsoil has many unusual properties.

Dr Zbik, from Queensland University of Technology's Science and Engineering Faculty, said scientists had long observed the strange behaviour of lunar soil but had not taken much notice of the nano and submicron particles found in the soil and their source was unknown.

Dr Zbik took the lunar soil samples to Taiwan where he could study the glass bubbles without breaking them using a new technique for studying nano materials called synchrotron-based nano tomography to look at the particles. Nano tomography is a transmission X-ray microscope which enables 3D images of nano particles to be made.

"We were really surprised at what we found," Dr Zbik said.

"Instead of gas or vapour inside the bubbles, which we would expect to find in such bubbles on Earth, the lunar glass bubbles were filled with a highly porous network of alien-looking glassy particles that span the bubbles' interior.

"It appears that the nano particles are formed inside bubbles of molten rocks when meteorites hit the lunar surface. Then they are released when the glass bubbles are pulverised by the consequent bombardment of meteorites on the moon's surface.

"This continuous pulverising of rocks on the lunar surface and constant mixing develop a type of soil which is unknown on Earth."

Dr Zbik said nano particles behaved according to the laws of quantum physics which were completely different from so called 'normal' physics' laws. Because of this, materials containing nano particles behave strangely according to our current understanding.

"Nano particles are so tiny, it is their size and not what they are made of that accounts for their exceptional properties.

"We don't understand a lot about quantum physics yet but it could
'/>"/>

Contact: Niki Widdowson
n.widdowson@qut.edu.au
61-731-382-999
Queensland University of Technology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Nanoparticles seen as artificial atoms
2. Light touch keeps a grip on delicate nanoparticles
3. New measuring techniques can improve efficiency, safety of nanoparticles
4. Metal nanoparticles shine with customizable color
5. Marshall study shows nanoparticles used as additives in diesel fuels can travel from lungs to liver
6. Immune Deficiency Foundation Urges FDA To Exempt Immunoglobulin From Biosimilars Pathway
7. Founder of National Childrens Leukemia Unveiled Non-Embryonic Stem Cell Treatment Promising Cure for Cancer at GIL 2012: Europe
8. New Stem Cell Found in the Brain
9. Systems Alliance Launches Redesigned Website for The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland
10. Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgias Founder Returns Home to Celebrate Cancer Survivors and Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
11. Foundation for Health Improvement and Technology (FHIT) Launched to Beat Cardiovascular Disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/17/2014)... Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) December 17, 2014 ... for Laboratory Excellence following its most recent COLA ... Accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization. ... rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations, demonstrate ... and pass a rigorous on-site laboratory survey. ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 2014  Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML ), ... announced the next step in its expanded strategy to ... with the naming of current Chief Operating Officer, ... while current Chairman of the Board and CEO ... These changes are effective January 1, 2015. ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... FRANCISCO, Calif. , Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... of a Phase 2 study evaluating the investigational ... treatment of patients with severe, chronic itch who ... standard of care, including topical steroids and antihistamines. ... percent change in Visual Analog Scale (VAS) itch ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... NEW YORK & PETACH TIKVAH, ... Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI ), a leading ... announced today that wholly-owned subsidiary Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Ltd. ... Israel,s Office of the Chief ... has been in receipt of grant support from the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Xeno Diagnostics Receives 3rd Award for Laboratory Excellence 2Vermillion Names Valerie Palmieri CEO; James LaFrance to continue as Chairman of Board 2Vermillion Names Valerie Palmieri CEO; James LaFrance to continue as Chairman of Board 3Vermillion Names Valerie Palmieri CEO; James LaFrance to continue as Chairman of Board 4Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 2Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 3Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 4BrainStorm Receives $1,100,000 for its 8th Annual Non-Dilutive Grant from Israel's Chief Scientist Office 2BrainStorm Receives $1,100,000 for its 8th Annual Non-Dilutive Grant from Israel's Chief Scientist Office 3
... Favrille, Inc. (Nasdaq:,FVRL) today announced that it ... 2008 indicating that, for the last 30 consecutive ... common stock has been below,the minimum $1.00 per ... $5,000,000 minimum market value of publicly held shares ...
... the ... Treatment of Stuttering, ROANOKE, Va., ... non-profit research and,clinical center ( http://www.stuttering.org ) specializing ... stuttering,therapy with advanced behavioral, electronic and computer technologies that,significantly improve ...
... for Aging Services Technologies, (CAST) to Expedite Emerging ... 15 Samarion CEO Mark Rodgers was,recently named ... to help lead the charge to expedite emerging ... an international coalition ensuring that technology solutions,attain their ...
Cached Biology Technology:Favrille Announces Receipt of Nasdaq Letters 2Video: New, Advanced Therapy Program Helps People Who Stutter Acquire Fluent Speech 2Video: New, Advanced Therapy Program Helps People Who Stutter Acquire Fluent Speech 3Samarion CEO Mark Rodgers Named CAST Commissioner 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 15, 2014  HITLAB SM ... Clinical Practices (GCP) audit to confirm its adherence ... regulations. This accomplishment enables HITLAB to conduct regulated ... the highest principles for patient safety and research ... global healthcare access, quality, and delivery with innovative ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ( ... "Global Chemical Sensor Market 2015-2019" report ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 One major trend upcoming ... medical sensors in biomedical applications. Chemical sensors help ... correct diagnosis during surgical procedures. The Global Chemical ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... , Dec. 12, 2014 Research and Markets ... addition of the "Global Facial Recognition Market ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Facial ... of individuals. Facial recognition system measures the overall ... jaw edges, mouth, and the distance between eyes. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):HITLAB Completes GCP Audit for FDA Smart Device & App Compliance 2Global Chemical Sensor Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are Abbott Laboratories, Bayer, Hoffmann La-Roche, Johnson & Johnson, NGK Spark Plugs and Robert Bosch 2Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, Cognitec Systems, NEC and Safran Group 2Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, Cognitec Systems, NEC and Safran Group 3
... in Genome Research on Nov. 4, scientists at ... previously believed to be "junk" DNA is one of the ... 50 percent of human DNA has been referred to as ... A major source of these repeats is internal viruses that ...
... hormone produced by fat and other tissues into mice, researchers ... significantly lowered blood sugar levels in normal and obese mice. ... be a promising target for managing insulin resistance and type ... insulin are insufficient to lower blood sugar (glucose) levels, is ...
... the near future it will be possible to customise ... the genetic profile of the individual. Dutch researcher Amber ... ready for this so-called nutrigenomics. Ronteltap concludes that many ... become a reality. Nutrigenomics is a discipline ...
Cached Biology News:'Junk' DNA proves functional 2'Junk' DNA proves functional 3Apelin hormone injections powerfully lower blood sugar 2Consumer not ready for tailor-made nutrition 2
Fast, sensitive quantitation of total MEK 1/2 concentration....
Argon Calibration Source...
RayBio Human Chemokine Antibody Array 1.1 (8) with Accessory, detects 38 chemokine factors (for lysate) Class: Antibody Array Products Product Group: Antibody Array...
Vybrant® Multidrug Resistance Assay Kit...
Biology Products: