News tagged with x-ray diffraction

Solving the phase problem in x-ray diffraction

(PhysOrg.com) -- Nearly 100 years ago, in 1912, a paper by Max von Laue made it possible to use x-rays to study the structure of different crystalline substances. He won a Nobel Prize in 1914 for his work, but, even so, the ...

Aug 26, 2009 feature
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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 ...

Sep 21, 2010
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A metal switch to control motor proteins

(Phys.org) —Molecular motor proteins inside the body, called kinesins, are a lot like the motor in your car. The molecular motors convert stored chemical energy into specific conformational changes, which ...

Mar 19, 2013
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