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Researchers Use Linac Coherent Light Source to Image Exploding Nanoparticles

Researchers Use Linac Coherent Light Source to Image Exploding Nanoparticles

Photographers capture high-speed motion using cameras with a split-second shutter speed feature. Similar to these photographers, scientists examine very small materials using specific instruments, which are capable of seeing changes that occur in the blink of an eye.

New Analysis Reveals Nanoscale Structure of Pore Spaces in Kerogen

New Analysis Reveals Nanoscale Structure of Pore Spaces in Kerogen

Kerogen is a dark-colored hydrocarbon solid that develops the fuels used for many daily activities. The main source of diesel fuels and gasoline is petroleum, and natural gas is utilized mainly for producing electricity, and also for heating and cooking. Despite this, the basic internal structure of kerogen is poorly understood.

Shape and Size Influence Reactivity in Catalytic Particles Comprising Of Only A Few Atoms

Shape and Size Influence Reactivity in Catalytic Particles Comprising Of Only A Few Atoms

When margarine is produced, several tons of unsaturated fatty acids are converted from vegetable oils using hydrogen. When looking for improved catalysts for such hydrogenation reactions, a German-American research group discovered an effect that puts a 50-year old theory in question.

Wavelength Scanning Pixel Super-Resolution Enhances Digital Microscopy Images

Wavelength Scanning Pixel Super-Resolution Enhances Digital Microscopy Images

A team of researchers from the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have developed a new method, known as wavelength scanning pixel super-resolution, which improves digital microscopy images.

Namib Desert Beetle Inspires Researchers to Develop Frost Controlling Methodology

Namib Desert Beetle Inspires Researchers to Develop Frost Controlling Methodology

A group of researchers, led by Virginia Tech, have used chemical micropatterns to control the spread of frost caused by condensation. This discovery will help prevent frost on windshields, condenser coils, and airplane parts.

Researchers Develop Promising Cold Field-Emission Electron Source for Next-Generation Electron Microscopes

Researchers Develop Promising Cold Field-Emission Electron Source for Next-Generation Electron Microscopes

A NIMS research team developed technology to fabricate lanthanum hexaboride (LaB6) single-crystal nanowires, a promising cold field-emission electron source for electron microscopes and other devices, and thereby improved the performance and stability of the electron source.

New Light-Activated Nanotherapy Suggested for Terminating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

New Light-Activated Nanotherapy Suggested for Terminating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder have proposed a light-activated and adaptive nanotherapy. They propose that the new therapy will help humans to fight-off drug-resistant bacteria.

Development of Novel Nanoprobe Leads to Greater Understanding of How Proteins Attach to DNA

Development of Novel Nanoprobe Leads to Greater Understanding of How Proteins Attach to DNA

New research directed by Dr Neil Kad, of the School of Biosciences, has led to the use of the nanoprobe to study how individual proteins interact with DNA. Invisible to the human eye, this tiny triangular probe can be captured using laser tweezers and then moved around inside a microscope chamber.

Microbots controlled individually by Magnetic 'Mini Force Fields'

Image Credit: Purdue University image/David Cappelleri Researchers from Purdue University are using a technology likened to "mini force fields" to independently control individual microrobots operating w...

Study Results Pave Way for Better Understanding of Mechanical Properties of Nanomaterials

Study Results Pave Way for Better Understanding of Mechanical Properties of Nanomaterials

University of Wyoming scientists headed by TeYu Chien, a UW assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, have found that applying voltage can alter the mechanical properties of nanomaterials.