News tagged with ion beam

Tunable plastic thermometers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the Universities of Queensland and New South Wales in Australia have discovered that the ability of a plastic to conduct electricity can be tuned by exposure to an ion beam. ...

Dec 15, 2010 5 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast

Taking pictures with protons

A new facility for using protons to take microscopic images has been commissioned at the ring accelerator of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH (Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research) ...

Jun 18, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

Global first as Witsies split pollen

Wits researchers have become the first to cut sections through pollen grains and make it possible to view a three dimensional image of the internal wall. This positions them to determine how the characteristics ...

Sep 06, 2013 5 / 5 (3) 1

'Cell surgery' using nano-beams

Using a simple glass capillary, atomic physicists at RIKEN are developing an ultra-narrow ion beam that pinpoints a part of organelles in a living cell, enabling biologists to visualize how the damage affects ...

Apr 04, 2011 4 / 5 (4) 0

The promise of ion beam cancer therapy

For certain kinds of cancer, the most effective therapy does not use x-rays or gamma rays but beams of ions, the electrically charged cores of atoms, including hydrogen ions (protons) and heavier ions such ...

Oct 19, 2010 4.3 / 5 (4) 0