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New way of studying the tiniest microcrystals

Unlocking the mysteries of microcrystals can be a huge challenge for scientists. But a European team led by scientists from DESY – a German national research centre composed of a series of particle accelerators – have ...

dateAug 06, 2015 in General Physics
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Study explores nanoscale structure of thin films

The world's newest and brightest synchrotron light source—the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory—has produced one of the first publications ...

dateAug 04, 2015 in Nanophysics
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How DNA protects itself from UV light

X-rays from the Linac Coherent Light Source were used to measure the ultrafast response of DNA nucleobases to ultraviolet light. Researchers found that the UV excited state in the nucleobase thymine decays rapidly, harmlessly ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in General Physics
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