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Acoustic Tweezers Manipulate Protein Crystals for X-ray Crystallography

Acoustic Tweezers Manipulate Protein Crystals for X-ray Crystallography

A device for precisely positioning small objects using acoustic waves has now been used to position fragile protein crystals a few micrometers or less in size in the path of a crystallography X-ray beam. This technique will make it possible to collect data on previously intractable samples and will expand the scope of what is now possible with X-ray crystallography. [More]
New York Students Take Part in SUNY Poly CNSE’s NanoCareer Day Program

New York Students Take Part in SUNY Poly CNSE’s NanoCareer Day Program

Supporting Governor Andrew Cuomo’s high-tech educational paradigm for New York’s students, 300 middle and high school students visited SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) on Thursday, February 5, to take part in an exciting “NanoCareer Day” program. [More]
Turing Nanostructures May Exist

Turing Nanostructures May Exist

In the world of single atoms and molecules governed by chaotic fluctuations, is the spontaneous formation of Turing patterns possible - the same ones that are responsible for the irregular yet periodic shapes of the stripes on zebras' bodies? A Polish-Danish team of physicists has for the first time demonstrated that such a process can not only occur, but can also be used for potentially very interesting applications. [More]
FEI Announces Collaboration to Establish New Training and Research Program for Cryo-Electron Microscopy

FEI Announces Collaboration to Establish New Training and Research Program for Cryo-Electron Microscopy

FEI and the Tsinghua University Branch of National Center for Protein Sciences Beijing announce a collaboration to establish a joint new training and research program for cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) in structural biology. With this joint program, the center will feature the first complete cryo-EM workflow in Asia for molecular and cellular structural biologists. [More]
Breakthrough Light Microscopy Method Enables Visualizing Complex Protein Metabolism in Living Systems

Breakthrough Light Microscopy Method Enables Visualizing Complex Protein Metabolism in Living Systems

Researchers at Columbia University have made a significant step toward visualizing complex protein metabolism in living systems with high resolution and minimum disturbance, a longstanding goal in the scientific community. [More]
Study Helps Control Light at Nanoscale Using Random Crystal Lattice Structures

Study Helps Control Light at Nanoscale Using Random Crystal Lattice Structures

Researchers from Columbia University, UCLA and other institutions have conducted a study on controlling the light at very small wavelengths of around 500nm, smaller than the wavelength of light itself, using random crystal lattice structures as a means of preventing the diffraction of light. This research could enable precise transfer of information in new optical materials for lasers and light emission, and computer chips, paving the way for advancement in laser collimation field. [More]
New Report on Funded Research in Nanotechnology

New Report on Funded Research in Nanotechnology

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Funded Research in Nanotechnology" report to their offering. [More]
New Method to Monitor Properties of Microscopic Particles During a Chemical Reaction

New Method to Monitor Properties of Microscopic Particles During a Chemical Reaction

A team of NYU physicists has developed a method to monitor the properties of microscopic particles as they grow within a chemical reaction vessel, creating new opportunities to improve the quality and consistency of a wide range of industrial and consumer products. Their work, which appears as a cover story in the journal Soft Matter, offers benefits for commodities ranging from food and pharmaceuticals to perfumes and cosmetics. [More]
Novel Way to Control Electronic Band Gap in Complex Oxide Materials

Novel Way to Control Electronic Band Gap in Complex Oxide Materials

If you can't find the ideal material, then design a new one.
Northwestern University's James Rondinelli uses quantum mechanical calculations to predict and design the properties of new materials by working at the atom-level. His group's latest achievement is the discovery of a novel way to control the electronic band gap in complex oxide materials without changing the material's overall composition. The finding could potentially lead to better electro-optical devices, such as lasers, and new energy-generation and conversion materials, including more absorbent solar cells and the improved conversion of sunlight into chemical fuels through photoelectrocatalysis. [More]
Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy and Computer Simulations Help Study Fundamental Chemical Processes on Sub-Picosecond Timescales

Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy and Computer Simulations Help Study Fundamental Chemical Processes on Sub-Picosecond Timescales

Chemists at the University of Bristol, in collaboration with colleagues at the Central Laser Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) and Heriot-Watt University (HWU), can now follow chemical reactions in liquids with unprecedented, atomically resolved detail on sub-picosecond timescales (1 picosecond = 10-12s) – matching the time intervals between molecular collisions. [More]
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