Goodnight and Goodluck: The End of a Building at the Australian National University
The famous Surface Forces Apparatus was developed here at ANU by a Departmental team under Jacob Israelachvili. It was the first successful measurement of molecular forces between molecularly smooth surfaces in liquids, with a distance resolution of 2 Å. Over several decades, pioneering work on forces changed colloid and surface chemistry. Many as far back as Newton had tried, but failed. AFM force measurements were also pioneered here.
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