Issue Date: May 26, 2014
Big Tussle Over Tiny Particles
As truth seekers, scientists often challenge one another’s work and debate over the details. At the first-ever international scientific conference, for instance, leading chemists argued vociferously over how to define a molecule’s formula. A lot of very smart people at the meeting, held in Germany in 1860, insisted that water was OH, while others fought for H2O.
That squabble might seem tame compared with a dispute that’s been raging in the nanoscience community during the . . .
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