News tagged with x-ray diffraction

Cat litter to become an edible product?

Sepiolite is a lightweight porous mineral used in cat litter and other applications. The extraordinary properties of this clay make it a highly sought after mineral, despite its scarcity in the Earth's crust: ...

dateJul 12, 2011 in Condensed Matter
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Cellulose breakdown

Ionic liquids have emerged as promising new solvents capable of disrupting the cellulose crystalline structure in a wide range of biomass feedstocks.

dateJun 24, 2011 in Materials Science
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Protein biologists find new chink in staph's armor

(PhysOrg.com) -- The battle against deadly staph infections is closer to victory as Illinois researchers have uncovered secrets of how the bacterium protects itself from human immune attacks, which could lead to more effective ...

dateMar 25, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Watching electrons move in real time

At its most basic level, understanding chemistry means understanding what electrons are doing. Research published in the Journal of Chemical Physics not only maps the movement of electrons in real time but also observes a conc ...

dateSep 21, 2010 in General Physics
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New analyzers to unlock mineral value

Scientists are working on a new range of materials characterisation analysers and techniques that could help unlock the value contained in Australia's mineral deposits and improve processing performance, according ...

dateOct 06, 2009 in Environment
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