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July 17, 2017 — SLS

Nanomaterial Helps Store Solar Energy: Efficiently and Inexpensively

Field trials show that new catalyst material for electrolysers is reliable. Efficient storage technologies are necessary if solar and wind energy is...
July 17, 2017 — NSLS-II

Studying Argon Gas Trapped in Two-Dimensional Array of Tiny "Cages"

UPTON, NY—Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory had just finished an experiment with a two-dimensional (...
July 17, 2017 — Diamond

First Users on VERSOX Beamline

VERSOX is a station which allows researchers to study the surfaces of materials at near-ambient pressure, providing important real-world data for a...
July 14, 2017 — Australian Synchrotron

Understanding of Microstructure Using X-Ray Scattering and Spectroscopy Provides Insight Into Efficiency of Organic Solar Cells

International researchers led by Assoc Prof Chris McNeill’s group at Monash University have used an X-ray scattering at the Australian Synchrotron to...
July 14, 2017 — Diamond

Synchrotron Light Used to Show Human Domestication of Seeds From 2000 BC

Scientists from UCL have used the UK's synchrotron facility, Diamond Light Source, to document for the first time the rate of evolution of seed coat...
July 12, 2017 —

Microwaves Reveal Detailed Structure of Molecular Motor

Study paves the way to investigate nano-machines in action A team of scientists has used microwaves to unravel the exact structure of a tiny...
July 6, 2017 — LCLS

Scientists Get First Direct Look at How Electrons ‘Dance’ with Vibrating Atoms

A precise new way to study materials shows this ‘electron-phonon coupling’ can be far stronger than predicted, and could potentially play a role in...
July 6, 2017 — CLS

Fighting Back: Researchers Develop New Approach to Weaken the Ability of Some Viruses to Evade the Immune System

Saskatoon, Sask. – Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus, Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic fever virus and a number of other viruses have the ability to...
July 6, 2017 — Australian Synchrotron

Macromolecular Crystallography Helps Determine the Atomic Structure of New Volcanic Mineral

A Monash-led group of geoscientists used the macromolecular crystallography beamline (MX2) Australian Synchrotron to help them determine the atomic...
July 6, 2017 — ESRF

Breakthrough Opens Doors to Treat Melanin-Linked Skin Conditions

Summer is often a synonym of people lounging on beaches trying to get a tan. With age and frequent exposure to the sun, some people can get the so-...