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High-Throughput X-ray Imaging Method Studies Single Biological Particle Structure

High-Throughput X-ray Imaging Method Studies Single Biological Particle Structure

A research team from Uppsala University has developed an imaging method to study biological particle structures using X-ray lasers. They used carboxysome – a tiny cellular organelle in photosynthetic bacteria to test the method. The results showed that the technique provides an in-depth knowledge in understanding the structure of smaller organisms through 3D imaging. [More]
Interlaced Crystal Structure Could Help Improve Thermoelectric Efficiency

Interlaced Crystal Structure Could Help Improve Thermoelectric Efficiency

Researchers have discovered an innovative form of crystalline structure that displays crystal and polycrystalline properties at the same time. The research was a joint effort between Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Vanderbilt University. [More]
ORNL Researchers Calculate Thermodynamic Forces Driving Transformation of Vanadium Oxide

ORNL Researchers Calculate Thermodynamic Forces Driving Transformation of Vanadium Oxide

Researchers from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory of the Department of Energy have made a breakthrough in comprehending vanadium oxide, a typical transition metal oxide, by calculating the thermodynamic forces that cause the transformation. [More]
Researchers Shatter Mystery Surrounding Deformation Mechanism in Metallic Glass

Researchers Shatter Mystery Surrounding Deformation Mechanism in Metallic Glass

Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory have unravelled the mystery of the deformation mechanism found in metallic glasses. [More]
Researchers Synthesize Crystalline Materials Capable of Storing Oxygen in High Concentrations

Researchers Synthesize Crystalline Materials Capable of Storing Oxygen in High Concentrations

Crystalline materials capable of absorbing and storing oxygen in large quantities have been synthesized by the University of Southern Denmark researchers. It is also possible to release the stored oxygen from the material whenever and wherever required by subjecting it to gentle heating or low oxygen pressures. [More]
Quantum Mechanics Advances Help Predict Most Stable Crystal Structure

Quantum Mechanics Advances Help Predict Most Stable Crystal Structure

Atoms of a solid material are capable of adopting many different crystal structures, which can influence the properties of the material. However, predicting a material’s crystal structure that has the highest stability has been a longstanding bottleneck for researchers. A research group led by Professor Garnet K. L. Chan has addressed this challenge. [More]
Phase-Change Materials Set to Replace Silicon Computer Parts

Phase-Change Materials Set to Replace Silicon Computer Parts

Phase-Change Materials (PCMs), which have been around since the 1960s when they were used in optical-memory devices, are currently being adapted for electronic-memory operations and are set to replace silicon-aided flash memory in smartphones. [More]
Researchers Characterise New Class of Materials Known as Protein Crystalline Frameworks

Researchers Characterise New Class of Materials Known as Protein Crystalline Frameworks

A new class of materials, known as protein crystalline frameworks (PCFs), have been discovered by a team of researchers from Helmholtz Center Berlin (HZB) and the Fudan University in China. [More]
Rigaku Corporation Launch New Product Line for Single Crystal Diffraction

Rigaku Corporation Launch New Product Line for Single Crystal Diffraction

Rigaku Corporation today announces the release of a new product line for single crystal diffraction. The XtaLAB PRO series is designed around hybrid pixel array detector (HPAD) technology, a technology that produces the best possible single crystal diffraction data available today. At the core of the system is the Dectris PILATUS 200K detector, a photon-counting detector that is essentially noise free and offers extremely fast readout times and a dynamic range high enough even for synchrotron sources. The XtaLAB PRO diffractometer, in a dual source configuration, will be on display at the IUCr meeting in Montreal from August 5th through the 9th. [More]
New Book on Solid State Physics

New Book on Solid State Physics

Modern technology is based heavily on solid state devices such as semiconductors and lasers. [More]