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Physicists Measure Speed of an Electron Racing Through a Single Layer of Atoms

Physicists Measure Speed of an Electron Racing Through a Single Layer of Atoms

Physicists from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and the Technische Universität München have determined the speed at which an electron races through a single layer of atoms of a crystal lattice. [More]
X-ray Powder Diffraction Reveals Structural Details of Jumping Crystals

X-ray Powder Diffraction Reveals Structural Details of Jumping Crystals

An international group of researchers has identified the force that makes certain crystals leap, while others break into many smaller crystals. [More]
Researchers Simulate Most Complex Crystal Ever

Researchers Simulate Most Complex Crystal Ever

The most complicated crystal structure ever produced in a computer simulation has been achieved by researchers at the University of Michigan. They say the findings help demonstrate how complexity can emerge from simple rules. [More]
Researchers Use X-ray Micro-Diffraction Beamline to Study Roman Architectural Concrete

Researchers Use X-ray Micro-Diffraction Beamline to Study Roman Architectural Concrete

An international team of researchers has made an important discovery that helps in understanding the endurance and longevity of ancient Roman concrete monuments. This breakthrough was achieved at the Advanced Light Source (ALS), a research facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). [More]
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]