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Comparative View of Silver Nanoparticle-Thiol Interaction for MH and Cysteine

Comparative View of Silver Nanoparticle-Thiol Interaction for MH and Cysteine

Silver nanoparticles are well known for their anti-bacteria properties. One of the main routes by which they may act as an anti-bacteria agent, is through attaching themselves to the thiol group present on the cellular membrane surface and hence disrupting the membrane's function. [More]
Advanced Gas-Particle High Resolution Mass Spectrometer May Help Identify Aerosol Nanoparticles

Advanced Gas-Particle High Resolution Mass Spectrometer May Help Identify Aerosol Nanoparticles

Researchers may soon have a better idea of how tiny particles of pollution are formed in the atmosphere. These particles, called aerosols, or particulate matter (PM), are hazardous to human health and contribute to climate change, but researchers know little about how their properties are shaped by chemical reactions in the atmosphere. Unraveling this chemistry could someday lead to more effective policies to protect human health and the Earth’s climate. [More]
Carbon Nanotechnology Expert Awarded NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal

Carbon Nanotechnology Expert Awarded NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal

NJIT Distinguished Professor Somenath Mitra, Ph.D., whose pioneering research has spanned a spectrum of applications for carbon nanotechnology that address critical quality-of-life issues, will receive the seventh annual Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on Oct. 2, 2014. [More]
Silicon Nanoparticles May Serve as Detectable ‘Tags’ for Tracking Nanosized Substances

Silicon Nanoparticles May Serve as Detectable ‘Tags’ for Tracking Nanosized Substances

If it's true that good things come in small packages, then the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can now make anyone working with nanoparticles very happy. NIST recently issued Reference Material (RM) 8027, the smallest known reference material ever created for validating measurements of these man-made, ultrafine particles between 1 and 100 nanometers (billionths of a meter) in size. [More]
Electron Microscopy Helps Image Atoms Gliding on Surface of 2D Crystals

Electron Microscopy Helps Image Atoms Gliding on Surface of 2D Crystals

Understanding how atoms "glide" and "climb" on the surface of 2D crystals like tungsten disulphide may pave the way for researchers to develop materials with unusual or unique characteristics, according to an international team of researchers. [More]
U.S. DOE Approves Start of Routine Operations at Brookhaven Lab's National Synchrotron Light Source II

U.S. DOE Approves Start of Routine Operations at Brookhaven Lab's National Synchrotron Light Source II

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has approved the start of routine operations at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, beginning a period of significant transition in project activities from construction and commissioning to operations. Passing this milestone comes after many years of diligent planning, design, and construction by staff within the Lab's Photon Sciences Directorate along with staff from many other Brookhaven Lab organizations, and will lead to an exciting new chapter of synchrotron science. [More]
New Powerful, Experimental Tools Being Installed at National Synchrotron Light Source II Facility

New Powerful, Experimental Tools Being Installed at National Synchrotron Light Source II Facility

Much of our understanding of how living things function comes from knowledge of structures—atomic details of enzymes that catalyze the processes of life, the receptors that are docking stations for viruses and messenger chemicals, and the nucleic acids DNA and RNA that carry genetic blueprints for building cellular machinery, to name a few. [More]
Case Center for Synchrotron Biosciences to Become No. 1 Beamline Facility for Biology

Case Center for Synchrotron Biosciences to Become No. 1 Beamline Facility for Biology

Case Western Reserve University’s synchrotron facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory is on its way to becoming the No. 1 beamline facility for biology in the world by early 2016, thanks to a jumpstart grant of $4.6 million from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). [More]
OpenFactory Event Celebrates 100 Years of X-Ray Crystallography with Training and Lectures from Key Instrument Manufacturers

OpenFactory Event Celebrates 100 Years of X-Ray Crystallography with Training and Lectures from Key Instrument Manufacturers

Twenty crystallographers, representing 15 nationalities, have attended the IUCr-UNESCO OpenFactory, which was sponsored and organized by STOE, DECTRIS and Xenocs, and took place as part of the International Year of Crystallography. [More]
Micro Materials Launch NanoTest Xtreme for Nanomechnical Testing Under Vacuum Conditions

Micro Materials Launch NanoTest Xtreme for Nanomechnical Testing Under Vacuum Conditions

Micro Materials are pleased to announce the launch of the NanoTest Xtreme, a step change in the capabilities of theNanoTest, allowing testing in more extreme environments than ever before by allowing testing in vacuum. [More]