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CPI, Partners Collaborate to Build HEBM Pilot Plant for Production of Innovative Nanostructured Powders

CPI, Partners Collaborate to Build HEBM Pilot Plant for Production of Innovative Nanostructured Powders

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and nine other European partners are collaborating in the design, scale-up and build of a high energy ball-mill (HEBM) pilot plant for the production and validation of innovative nanostructured powders. These advanced powders will be able to be used in a number of high value manufacturing applications such as cutting tools, medical implants and a range of aerospace and automotive components.

What is it, and Where did it come from?: Malvern/Bio-Rad Collaboration makes Particle Identification Quicker and Easier

What is it, and Where did it come from?: Malvern/Bio-Rad Collaboration makes Particle Identification Quicker and Easier

A collaboration between Malvern Instruments (Malvern, UK) and Bio-Rad (Hercules, California) has delivered new analytical tools for the rapid identification of unknown particles.

Nanoparticle Technique Developed that Identifies Single Molecules

Nanoparticle Technique Developed that Identifies Single Molecules

A new method of increasing the signal of Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) has been developed which means samples of just a few molecules can be identified and studied in a non-destructive way. SERS is an enhanced form of Raman Spectroscopy, a technique which uses infra-red lasers to determine the molecular constituents of a sample without causing any permanent changes.

Scientists Develop Novel AFM Technique to Further Understanding of Ligand-Receptor Binding

Scientists Develop Novel AFM Technique to Further Understanding of Ligand-Receptor Binding

A new high resolution method, that uses atomic force microscopy, has been developed that allows the exact shape of a receptor and it's affinity towards a particular ligand to be measured simultaneously. This has never been achieved before and will prove extremely useful in understanding the complex mechanisms behind cell communication.

Molecular Grain-Size of Methane Hydrates Determine Their Behavior

Molecular Grain-Size of Methane Hydrates Determine Their Behavior

Methane hydrates are a kind of ice that contains methane, and that form at certain depths under the sea or buried in permafrost. They can also form in pipelines that transport oil and gas, leading to clogging. Yet methane hydrates are nearly impossible to study because it is very hard to get samples, and the samples themselves are highly unstable in the laboratory.

Simulations Help Understand Atomic Level Happenings in Inexpensive Method to Generate Clean Fuel

Simulations Help Understand Atomic Level Happenings in Inexpensive Method to Generate Clean Fuel

An inexpensive method for generating clean fuel is the modern-day equivalent of the philosopher’s stone. One compelling idea is to use solar energy to split water into its constituent hydrogen and oxygen and then harvest the hydrogen for use as fuel. But splitting water efficiently turns out to be not so easy.

Complementary Microscopy Helps Solve Structure of Lithium- and Manganese-Rich Transition Metal Oxides

Complementary Microscopy Helps Solve Structure of Lithium- and Manganese-Rich Transition Metal Oxides

Berkeley Lab scientists unravel structural ambiguities in lithium-rich transition metal oxides.

EMSL’s Q-Wing Microscopes Help Visualize Components of Complex Samples with Unprecedented Detail

EMSL’s Q-Wing Microscopes Help Visualize Components of Complex Samples with Unprecedented Detail

Sometimes scientists need space for a little quiet time. At EMSL, one entire wing of the building was designed to provide just such a place. However, the Quiet Wing wasn’t built to give researchers somewhere to relax.

New High-Speed Microscope Produces Images of Entire Organisms with Enough Resolution

New High-Speed Microscope Produces Images of Entire Organisms with Enough Resolution

A new microscope developed at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus is giving scientists a clearer, more comprehensive view of biological processes as they unfold in living animals.

High Photostability Fluorescent Dye Enables Continuous Live Cell Imaging by STED Microscopy

High Photostability Fluorescent Dye Enables Continuous Live Cell Imaging by STED Microscopy

A new photostable fluorescent dye for super resolution microscopy could serve as a powerful tool to visualize biological events and structural details in living cells at real-time for prolonged recording periods.