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influenza virus infections

Tethered Antibodies Present a Potential New Approach to Prevent Influenza Virus...

As co-leaders of an international collaboration, scientists at Scripps Research have discovered that tethering four antibodies together may be an effective strategy for neutralizing...
Magnetic Materials

New Magnetic Materials Overcome Key Barrier to Spintronic Devices

Consider the classic, permanent magnet: it both clings to the refrigerator and drives data storage in most devices. But another kind of impervious magnetism...
Titanium

Stressing Over New Materials

Titanium is a workhorse metal of the modern age. Alloyed with small amounts of aluminum and vanadium, it is used in aircraft, premium sports...
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...
Coupling and Magnetism

Precise Layer Growth in a Superlattice Controls Electron Coupling and Magnetism

Two-dimensional (2-D) crystalline films often exhibit interesting physical characteristics, such as unusual magnetic or electric properties. By layering together distinct crystalline thin films, a...
Quantum Dots

Determining the Absorption Bandgap Inhomogeneity of PbSe Quantum Dots

Scientists using the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) have developed a novel means of determining the absorption bandgap inhomogeneity of colloidal...
solar cells

Going Organic

Organic solar cells could be an inexpensive and versatile alternative to inorganic solar cells. However, their low efficiencies and limited lifetimes currently render them...
Brain Research

Big Data Boost for Brain Research

A neuroscientist and a computational scientist walk into a synchrotron facility to study a mouse brain… Sounds like a great set-up for a comedy...
color images

Technique Enables Printable and Rewritable Color Images

A chemical process that allows color images to be printed on specially coated paper and then erased so that different images can be printed...
Lassa virus

Argonne X-rays Used to Help Identify a Key Lassa Virus Structure

Before Ebola virus ever struck West Africa, locals were already on the lookout for a deadly pathogen: Lassa virus. With thousands dying from Lassa...
hypertension medications

X-Ray Study Reveals Long-Sought Insights Into Potential Drug Target

X-ray studies done in part at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have produced surprising insights into the workings of a hormone...
Batteries

Peering Into Batteries: X-Rays Reveal Lithium-Ion’s Mysteries

Billions of smartphone owners are familiar with the dreaded "low battery" symbol on their devices. While consumers groan, scientists are working to understand why...
Diamonds

Diamonds Help Generate New Record for Static Pressures for Study

Extraordinary things happen to ordinary materials when they are subjected to very high pressure and temperature. Sodium, a conductive metal in normal conditions, becomes...
Cell-Signaling Protein

Scientists Determine Structure of Enzyme Linked with Key Cell-Signaling Protein

Scientists have captured atomic level snapshots showing how one key enzyme modifies a protein involved in turning genes on or off inside cells. Understanding...
X-ray science

Tasty fat: X-rays finding the blueprint of why fat is yummy

Fat-free ice cream, for all its healthy merits, melts the wrong way. Two seconds on the tongue and it's a slush of milk, flavoring...
Platinum Catalyst

Platinum Catalyst Savings on Any Support

Industrial catalysts are used to speed up the reactions used in petrochemical processing, and the manufacture of fine chemicals are often based on precious...
Theoretical Physics

A Theoretical Physics Discovery is About to Set the ‘Real’ Research...

UC physicists report on developing a formula that contradicts decades of published research.
titanium

Intense X-rays expose tiny flaws in 3-D printed titanium

Titanium is strong but light — a desirable property among metals. In the twentieth century, titanium was used in military aircraft and equipment and...
iron oxide

New Iron Oxides Point to an Oxygen Source Inside the Earth

Using three synchrotron x-ray light sources, including the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source (APS), an Office of Science user facility at Argonne,...

High-energy X-rays give industry affordable way to optimize cast iron

Cast iron can be modified through the manufacturing process to optimize its mechanical and physical properties, such as strength and durability. This property makes it...