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Schematic representation of small luminescent silver clusters (green spheres) embedded in the pores of zeolite frameworks.

Let there be light: how silver clusters in nano-cages produce light

24-06-2016

Future LEDs might have been partly brewed at the ESRF’s beamline DUBBLE. An international team of researchers has shown that highly luminescent clusters of silver atoms can be assembled in the porous framework of minerals known as zeolites....

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The puzzle of the changing nanogold

14-06-2016

Sometimes scientists become detectives in their research, like in this story. Take an evasive nanogold cluster’s structure, a newly-developed investigative approach and three synchrotrons in different continents and you have a plot. And four...

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Researchers find new clues to help solve the missing Xenon paradox that has puzzled geochemists for decades. Credit:CC-Albedo-ukr

In search of the missing xenon

30-05-2016

The noble gases, also called rare gases, such as xenon, are the most inert atomic group, but can become reactive under extreme conditions. An international team of scientists used a combination of several synchrotron techniques and ab initio...

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How do breast milk components interact with human norovirus?

09-05-2016

Norovirus, a highly contagious stomach bug, affects millions of people of all ages around the world. There are very few ways to prevent infections and the disease can be dangerous for babies, since they can quickly become dehydrated. Researchers...

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Krypton atoms reveal the gas and water tunnel networks in an oxygen-tolerant NiFe hydrogenase.

High-pressure cryocooling of protein crystals reveals gas transport channels in a hydrogen-converting enzyme

28-06-2016

Networks of hydrophobic tunnels transport substrate and inhibitory gases (i.e. oxygen) to/from the active sites of NiFe hydrogenases. Here, the tunnel network of an oxygen-tolerant NiFe hydrogenase has been mapped by combining single-crystal...

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Phonon-mediated mechanism of passive transport through a lipid membrane.

Phonon-mediated passive transport in lipid membranes

13-06-2016

Through an experiment at the ESRF, scientists from Brookhaven National Laboratory have found evidence for propagating in-plane transverse phonon modes in a DPPC lipid membrane. These transverse phonon modes exhibit phononic gaps upon temperature...

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Iridescent flexible films of different colours are produced by changing the size of the starting nanospheres.

Iridescent flexible films see the light of day

03-06-2016

Stacking microscopic marbles into regular layers produces intriguing materials that scatter light in such a way that they produce intense colours. A team led by the University of Cambridge and including scientists from Germany, the Netherlands...

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