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NSF PR 03-28 - March 13, 2003
A schematic of a colloid-coated water droplet showing crystalline packing of the polystyrene beads and a region with a scar defect.
Image Credit: Mark Bowick and Angelo Cacciuto (Syracuse University), NSF
A rendered image of the protein shell that surrounds monkey cancer virus Simian Virus SV40 (the image is based on cryo-electronmicroscopy data).
Image Credit: Image is from VIrus Particle ExploreR (VIPER) http://mmtsb.scripps.edu/viper/viper.html. From the research of Reddy, V., Natarajan, P., Okerberg, B., Li, K., Damodaran, K., Morton, R., Brooks, C. III, Johnson, J. 2001. J. of Virology 75:11943-11947.
A microscope image of a "colloidosome," a water droplet coated in colloid (polystyrene) beads, all submerged within an oil emulsion.
Image Credit: David Weitz research laboratory at Harvard University. http://www.deas.harvard.edu/projects/weitzlab/research/csome.html
An electron microscope image of a "colloidosome," a water droplet coated in colloid (polystyrene) beads.
Image Credit: David Weitz research laboratory at Harvard University. http://www.deas.harvard.edu/projects/weitzlab/