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water heatervideo

Scientists Turn X-ray Laser Into World’s Fastest Water Heater

Scientists have used a powerful X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to heat water from room temperature to 100,000...
computed tomography

XXL Computed Tomography: A New Dimension in X-Ray Analysis

Researchers at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft have achieved decisive progress in computed tomography. For the first time, it is now possible to analyze even very large...
Alzheimer’s Disease

SLAC’s X-ray Laser Opens New View on Proteins Related to Alzheimer’s...

To learn more about diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, scientists have zeroed in on invisibly small protein filaments that bunch up to form...
trapped within a solar material

It’s a Trap!

When a solar cell absorbs a photon of light, it starts an electronic race against time. Two particles — a negatively charged electron and...
Gigahertz Ferroelectric

X-ray Imaging of Gigahertz Ferroelectric Domain Dynamics

A team of researchers has made an important advance in broadening our understanding of light-induced mesoscale dynamics using the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced...
battery

Texas A&M-Led Team Doubles Down On Energy Storage With Metal-Oxide Magnesium...

Move over, lithium-ion; now, there’s a better battery on the horizon. A multi-institution team of scientists led by Texas A&M University chemist Sarbajit Banerjee has...
x-rays

Patient Exposure to X-Rays Depends on How Dentists Are Paid

A major study has found a marked increase in the number of X-rays given by dentists who receive payment for doing them. The research, reported...
neutron

Neutron-Star Merger Yields New Puzzle for Astrophysicists

The afterglow from the distant neutron-star merger detected last August has continued to brighten – much to the surprise of astrophysicists studying the aftermath...
metalloenzymes, Optimo algorithm, climate change

Scientists Decipher Key Principle Behind Reaction of Metalloenzymes

What enables electrons to be transferred swiftly, for example during photosynthesis? An interdisciplinary team of researchers has worked out the details of how important...
Electric Vortices

X-Rays Reveal ‘Handedness’ in Swirling Electric Vortices

Scientists used spiraling X-rays at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) to observe, for the first time, a property that...
supermassive black hole

Researchers Catch Supermassive Black Hole Burping … Twice

A team led by CU Boulder researchers has caught a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy snacking on gas and then “burping”—not once,...
soft x-ray

New Method for Investigating Nanoparticles with Soft X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy at...

Nanoparticles are really tiny, only a fraction of a micrometer or some nanometers in size. And only some thousands of molecules strong, their properties...
nanoscale

Lab Unlocks Secrets of Nanoscale 3D Printing

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have discovered novel ways to extend the capabilities of two-photon lithography (TPL), a high-resolution 3D printing technique capable...
stem cells

Low-Dose X-Ray Exposure Does Not Harm Human Stem Cells

“The 80-milligray dose is equivalent to the radiation exposure during a medical diagnostic imaging procedure such as a CT scan, which is routinely used in...
semiconductor

Viewing Atomic Structures of Dopant Atoms in 3D Relating to Electrical...

Using a combination of spectro-photoelectron holography, electrical property measurements, and first-principles dynamics simulations, the 3D atomic structures of dopant impurities in a semiconductor crystal...
nanomagnets

Power from Nanomagnets

Ukrainian Oles Sendetskyi deals with magnets so tiny that they amount to just one-thousandth of the width of a human hair. Yet the 27-year-old's...
electronic devices

New Study Visualizes Motion of Water Molecules, Promises New Wave of...

A novel approach to studying the viscosity of water has revealed new insights about the behavior of water molecules and may open pathways for...
T cells

UMD’s IBBR Awarded NIH Grant to Investigate Body’s T-cell Mechanism of...

A new research initiative by the University of Maryland's Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) and the University of Pittsburgh could help uncover...
Battery Electrodevideo

Scientists Discover Path to Improving Game-Changing Battery Electrode

If you add more lithium to the positive electrode of a lithium-ion battery – overstuff it, in a sense ­– it can store much...
GratXray

X-Ray Light Revolutionaries

Every start-up begins with a vision of conquering the market with new ideas, but a number of milestones must first be reached before the...