Researchers make knots in water

03/3/2013 | Nature (free content)

Two physicists have created a knotted vortex in water, a feat that may open the door for scientists to study a wide range of phenomena, such as ionized gases and superconductive materials. The results of the study shed light on "an ideal model system for allowing us to study the precise way in which knots untie themselves in a real physical field," said William Irvine, a University of Chicago physicist.

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