By Kendra SnyderPrint
February 7, 2011
Why is Antonio Checco’s desk wrapped in aluminum foil? A Q&A posted this week on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Blog gives you that answer and many more tidbits about Checco’s life as a physicist in Brookhaven’s Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science Department.
As part of the soft matter group, Checco explores the nanoscale effects of wetting — the ability of a liquid to maintain contact with a solid surface. Although scientists understand relatively well the physics of wetting at the human scale, the picture is less clear when things shrink to the size of a nanometer (one billionth of a meter).
Checco describes his work in this field, as well as his love for cappuccino, in the first installment of Energy Blog’s new series, “10 Questions.”
Read the Q&A.
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