If you are into carbon atoms and similar this is a must have VR app for you to test out which is free to download on Android right now and its pretty awesome.. You can fly through nanotubes,graphene,graphite or Diamond this is a must have app especially for the VR fans out there.. Having tried it out for a while its pretty cool..

Jonas Boström and Magnus Norrby founded EduChem VR the summer of 2016 in Sweden. Magnus Norrby is a professional software developer (in finance) and Jonas Boström is a drug designer (in big pharma) with a track recordof investigating molecular shapes and their characteristics.

Magnus and Jonas have a history of delivering powerful and user-friendly tools to enhance drug discovery. An example is the Oculus Rift based virtual reality molecular visualizer. H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf, the Sports Minister of Chile, the Executive Vice President at AstraZeneca and the Head of Business Development at EA Sports have all experience atoms and molecules using our previous virtual reality tool.

 

 

 

Carbons VR – an educational chemistry virtual reality app

Background
The carbon atom is special. A carbon atom is tetravalent, with four electrons available to form four bonds to other atoms. Carbon atoms frequently bonds to other carbon atoms in different ways. The different forms that the carbon atoms arrange themselves into are called allotropes. Examples of allotropes are graphite, graphene, fullerenes (e.g. buckyballs and nanotubes) and diamond. The carbon-carbon bonds in diamond are all single-bonds (sp3 hybridization), whereas in graphite, graphene and fullerenes all the carbon-carbon bonds are of double-bond character (sp2 hybridization).

 


The 3D structure of many allotropes can be determined by experiment. For example by X-ray diffraction analysis of crystalline matter. Carbon can also exists in an amorphous form. This is not crystalline, and not available in 3D.
The physical properties vary widely between the allotropic forms, and they are thus used for different purposes. The unique properties of carbon nanotubes makes it a candidate for applications in biomedical fields (drug delivery, biosensors, etc.). Many of today’s tennis racquets are made by graphite (and a few by graphene), which is opaque and black/grey. Diamond on the other hand is transparent and one of the hardest naturally occurring material known. Graphite is soft enough to draw a line with a pencil, whereas graphene is even harder than diamond. Carbon is special indeed. In this app you get to experience the different forms of carbon at the atomic level allotropes in a virtual reality.

Instructions:
There are a few options in the main menu. In “Carbons” there is some background information. In “Settings”, one can toggle music on/off, change the speed in which you travel in, set the carbon atom color, as well as how the atoms and bonds are displayed (ball-and-stick, stick, and CPK). In the “Explore VR” mode you can select which allotrope to experience, or go on a virtual tour following a predefined trajectory in auto-pilot mode. In the “Game” mode you can compete to collect the five allotropes. This is done by flying through the golden atoms as quick as possible. The Google Cardboard button can be used to start moving (one click), and to freeze the virtual experience (one click), making it possible to look around. When moving around, it is set up so that you travel in the direction you are facing.

See http://www.educhem-vr.com/  for more

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