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Blender in Science: Charged Oligomers


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 elevate my strengths as an analytical and creative thinker to help scientists and researchers tell their stories. I currently serve as an Animation & Video Specialist at Quantum Design and previously provided full-time animation support at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


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