Publications by Philip Ball - General
The life of water
"The life of water", Exhibition catalogue "Water being water" (the photography of David Goldes), Wright State Universities Art Gallery, Dayton, Ohio, 2005. PDF available here.
A dangerous experiment
"A dangerous experiment", Quarter autumn 2006, p. 12. Supplement to the September issue of Prospect.
Chemistry and power in recent American fiction
"Chemistry and power in recent American fiction" published in Hyle 12(1), 45 (2006). Available at www.hyle.org/journal/issues/12-1/ball.htm
What chemists want to know
"What chemists want to know", Nature 442, 500 (2006).
Alchemical culture and poetry in early modern England
"Alchemical culture and poetry in early modern England", Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 31 p. 77 (2006).
Chancing upon chemical wonders
"Chancing upon chemical wonders" an article about serendipity in chemistry, published in Chemistry World June 2006, p. 32. Available at www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/Issues/2006/June/ChancingUponChemicalWonders.asp
Does hot water freeze first?
"Does hot water freeze first?", a review of the mysterious Mpemba effect, published in Physics World April 2006, p. 19. Available at physicsweb.org/articles/world/19/4/4/1
Putting the nano into nanochemistry
"Putting the nano into nanochemistry", a 20-year review of fullerenes in Chemistry World December 2005, p. 28. Available at www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/Issues/2005/December/nano.asp
"Lavoisier's legacy", Chemical & Engineering News 19 September 2005, p. 42.
Claiming Einstein for chemistry
"Claiming Einstein for chemistry" an article asking 'was Einstein a chemist?', published in Chemistry World September 2005, p. 38. Available at www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/Features/2005/September/ClaimingEinsteinforchemistry.asp
The beauty of chemistry
The beauty of chemistry, a preview of my book Elegant Solutions, published in Chemistry World April 2005, p. 33. Available at www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/Issues/2005/April/Thebeautyofchemistry.asp
Where is there wisdom to be found in ancient materials technologies?
"Where is there wisdom to be found in ancient materials technologies?", MRS Bulletin March 2005, p. 149.
Dr Nanotech vs. Cancer
"Dr Nanotech vs. Cancer", Technology Review February 2005. Available at www.technologyreview.com/articles/05/02/issue/feature_nano.php
The great portrait mystery
"The great portrait mystery", Nature 433, 197 (2005).
By chance, or by design?
"By chance, or by design?", Nature 431, 396 (2004).
Back to the future
"Back to the future", Nature 427, 482 (2004).
In the know
"In the know", Nature 428, 462 (2004).
Beam me up
"Beam me up", Chemistry World October 2004, p.32.