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Atomic-level imaging could offer roadmap to metals with new properties

October 10, 2019

High-entropy alloys, which are made from nearly equal parts of several primary metals, could hold great potential for…
Precision experiment first isolate measure weak force between protons neutrons

December 21, 2018

A team of scientists has for the first time measured the elusive weak interaction between protons and neutrons…
Relativity in Atoms Revealed by “Quantum Boiling”

October 10, 2018

X-ray experiments show impact on atomic structure. In a way of “quantum boiling” with intense X-ray flashes, scientists…
Study reveals clue to glass mystery

August 19, 2018

Addressing a centuries-old question, researchers have uncovered a key element to how glasses transition into very resilient states.…
Molecular prison forces diatomic inmates to cell floor

March 28, 2018

A team of scientists including Carnegie’s Tim Strobel and Venkata Bhadram now report unexpected quantum behavior of hydrogen…
Group maps atomic shifts in charge-ordered manganite

December 11, 2017

Small-scale changes can have large-scale effects in all sorts of systems: Think about how a single car stalled…
Spotting the spin of the Majorana fermion under the microscope

October 20, 2017

Researchers at Princeton University have detected a unique quantum property of an elusive particle notable for behaving simultaneously like matter…
Injecting Electrons Jolts 2-D Structure Into New Atomic Pattern

October 12, 2017

The same electrostatic charge that can make hair stand on end and attach balloons to clothing could be…
Finding Order and Structure in the Atomic Chaos Where Materials Meet

April 27, 2017

Materials science researchers have developed a model that can account for irregularities in how atoms arrange themselves at…
Scientists Determine Precise 3-D Location and Identity of All 23,000 Atoms in a Nanoparticle

February 2, 2017

Scientists used one of the world’s most powerful electron microscopes to map the precise location and chemical type…
Scientists unveil new form of matter: time crystals

January 27, 2017

To most people, crystals mean diamond bling, semiprecious gems or perhaps the jagged amethyst or quartz crystals beloved…
Researchers design one of the strongest, lightest materials known

January 8, 2017

A team of researchers at MIT has designed one of the strongest lightweight materials known, by compressing and…
New diamond harder than ring bling

December 14, 2016

The University of Sydney has collaborated in an international project including the Australian National University and RMIT to…
A New Way to Display the 3-D Structure of Molecules

August 21, 2016

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley have created a…
Discovery of Gold Nanocluster “Double” Hints at Other Shape-Changing Particles

June 20, 2016

New analysis approach brings two unique atomic structures into focus Chemically the same, graphite and diamonds are as…
Biochemists solve the structure of cell’s DNA gatekeeper

April 18, 2016

Caltech scientists have produced the most detailed map yet of the massive protein machine that controls access to…
Mechanism of biological multi-fuel engine

June 29, 2015

University of Tokyo researchers have constructed the atomic model structure of the protein complex that corresponds to the…
A New Look at Surface Chemistry

June 18, 2015

For the first time in the long and vaunted history of scanning electron microscopy, the unique atomic structure…
The finer details of rust

December 5, 2014

Magnetite (or Fe3O4) is an elaborate kind of rust – a regular lattice of oxygen and iron atoms.…
New approach to form non-equilibrium structures

July 25, 2014

Although most natural and synthetic processes prefer to settle into equilibrium—a state of unchanging balance without potential or…
Technique simplifies the creation of high-tech crystals

July 23, 2014

Highly purified crystals that split light with uncanny precision are key parts of high-powered lenses, specialized optics and,…
Understanding graphene’s electrical properties on an atomic level

July 18, 2014

Graphene, a material that consists of a lattice of carbon atoms, one atom thick, is widely touted as…
From thin silicate films to the atomic structure of glass

June 6, 2014

Structure of amorphous materials clarified. This project has so far been a big challenge due to the complexity…
High-speed snapshots of biomolecules

June 2, 2014

PETRA III pioneers protein serial crystallography at synchrotrons Using DESY’s synchrotron light source PETRA III, scientists have pioneered…
The hemihelix: Scientists discover a new shape using rubber bands

April 28, 2014

While setting out to fabricate new springs to support a cephalopod-inspired imaging project, a group of Harvard researchers…
MRI, on a molecular scale

April 22, 2014

For decades, scientists have used techniques such as X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging to gain…
New X-ray Laser Technique Measures Atomic Vibrations Faster, More Accurately

December 20, 2013

An international team led by scientists from two SLAC/Stanford institutes has devised a much faster and more accurate…
Scientists decode serotonin receptor at room temperature

December 20, 2013

X-ray laser opens up new paths for investigating biomolecules An international research team has decoded the molecular structure…
Snapshots differentiate molecules from their mirror image

November 29, 2013

Small difference, large effect: Most biological molecules occur in two variants, an original and its mirror image. As…
Breakthrough in study of aluminum to yield new technological advances

October 29, 2013

Researchers at Oregon State University and the University of Oregon today announced a scientific advance that has eluded…
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