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Blender in Science: Charged Oligomers

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Michelle Lehman writes:

This collection of wiggling heads and tails might at first strike you as some type of extraterrestrial life-form, softly landing on a body of water. In reality, this is a microscopic group of charged, amphiphilic oligomers composed of “water-loving” heads and “fat-loving” tails which are used to mimic lipid bilayers. I created this gif to accompany a press release written by science writers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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Michelle Lehman

I am an animator at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s national labs. By working within a niche that intersects 3D computer graphics with science, I am able to elevate my strengths as an analytical and creative thinker to help scientists tell their stories.

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