Search results for X-ray diffraction

Materials Science Nov 12, 2019

A fast and precise look into fiber-reinforced composites

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have improved a method for small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) to such an extent that it can now be used in the development or quality control of novel fiber-reinforced composites. ...

Optics & Photonics Nov 08, 2019

Photosynthesis seen in a new light by rapid X-ray pulses

The ability to transform sunlight into energy is one of Nature's more remarkable feats. Scientists understand the basic process of photosynthesis, but many crucial details remain elusive, occurring at dimensions and fleeting ...

Biochemistry Nov 12, 2019

Mechanisms of soft tissue and protein preservation in Tyrannosaurus rex

The existing notion that soft tissue architectures and native proteins can be preserved across geological time is controversial since methods of such preservation remain to be investigated and well-defined. In a new study, ...

Materials Science Oct 31, 2019

New 2-D metal organic framework with interesting electrical conductivity and magnetic properties

Chemists at the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials (CMCM), within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS, South Korea), have reported the synthesis of a novel type of 2-D metal organic framework (MOF) with interesting ...

Optics & Photonics Oct 25, 2019

Rapid laser solver for the phase retrieval problem

Physicists can explore tailored physical systems to rapidly solve challenging computational tasks by developing spin simulators, combinatorial optimization and focusing light through scattering media. In a new report on Science ...

Condensed Matter Oct 30, 2019

A superconductor that 'remembers' its electronic charge arrangement

In the field of superconductivity—the ability of a material to conduct electricity with virtually zero resistance—the so-called high-temperature superconductors (HTSCs) are possible candidates for a new generation of ...

Analytical Chemistry Oct 23, 2019

Molecular structure predicted by early Nobel Laureate found after a century

In the journal Nature published overnight, researchers from Imperial College, London have reported a transition metal complex with a geometric arrangement of atoms that was predicted in 1893 by the 1913 Nobel Prize recipient.

General Physics Nov 06, 2019

World-leading microscopes take candid snapshots of atoms in their 'neighborhoods'

We can directly see the hidden world of atoms thanks to electron microscopes, first developed in the 1930s. Today, electron microscopes, which use beams of electrons to illuminate and magnify a sample, have become even more ...

Materials Science Oct 22, 2019

Extreme biomimetics – the search for natural sources of materials engineering inspiration

Biologically inspired engineering to produce biomimetic materials and scaffolds typically occurs at the micro- or nanoscale. In a new study on Science Advances, Iaroslav Petrenko and a multidisciplinary global research team, ...

Molecular & Computational biology Nov 06, 2019

Scientists crack structure of a novel enzyme linked to cell growth and cancer

RNA, or ribonucleic acid, is present in the cells of all living beings and required to synthesize proteins. A research team at the University of California, Riverside, has discovered the structure of a novel RNA-modifying ...

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