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Rock and a hard place: X-ray tomography digs deep

Date: Oct 15, 2013

Author: David Bradley

X-ray tomography carried out on simulated rock and metal samples could get deep beneath the surface in helping Stanford scientists to understand the way in which iron percolates into the Earth's mantle and how droplets of iron merge under such conditions to form interconnected networks of material.

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Journal Highlight: Determination of elemental composition of Lake Baikal sponges by wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry

Date: Oct 7, 2013

Author: spectroscopyNOW

Wavelength-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry was used to measure the concentrations of 19 elements in three types of sponges collected from Lake Baikal.

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Nanotube forestry: X-rays see trees

Date: Oct 1, 2013

Author: David Bradley

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy has been used by Cambridge scientists to follow the interaction of metals involved in fertilising the growth of carbon nanotube forests. The insights it offers could open up a new approach to boosting forest density and lead to novel electronic systems.

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Astronomical job: Ironing out ions

Date: Sep 15, 2013

Author: David Bradley

New insights into the role of highly charged ions present in astrophysical plasmas, such as radiation transport within stars has emerged from research carried out by scientists at the Heidelberg Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK) in cooperation with DESY in Hamburg, Germany. Using the synchrotron PETRA III instrument, the scientists have for the first time investigated the X-ray absorption of highly charged iron ions using a transportable ion trap developed at MPIK to generate and store the...

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Journal Highlight: High-quality quartz single crystals for high-energy-resolution inelastic X-ray scattering analyzers

Date: Sep 9, 2013

Author: spectroscopyNOW

High-quality quartz crystals from a single block have been prepared and characterised for use as monochromators and spherical analyzers in X-ray scattering.

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Elemental discoveries: Ununpentium pr-pr-proven

Date: Sep 1, 2013

Author: David Bradley

An international team of researchers, led by physicists from Lund University, in Sweden, have verified the existence of element 115, a decade after first reports of its discovery. The team bombarded a thin film of the element americium with calcium ions and measured the pattern of X-ray photons released, to confirm predicted energies expected for the alpha decay of ununpentium.

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Seeing clearly: X-rays help

Date: Aug 15, 2013

Author: David Bradley

The protein that maintains the clarity of the lens in the human eye has been analysed using X-ray crystallography and could provide new insights into how to treat potentially blinding cataracts and various other health conditions.

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Journal Highlight: Multielemental analysis of powder samples by direct measurement with TXRF

Date: Aug 12, 2013

Author: spectroscopyNOW

The ability of the method to perform quantitative multielemental analysis using total reflection X-ray fluorescence without sample digestion was demonstrated.

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Crystalline reception: Classy membrane proteins

Date: Aug 1, 2013

Author: David Bradley

The crystal structure of the human glucagon receptor, found mainly in liver and kidney cells could provide researchers with an important target for therapeutic agents to treat type 2 diabetes.

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Anthrax killer: It's sedimentary

Date: Jul 15, 2013

Author: David Bradley

X-ray crystallography and other techniques have been used to study an unusual antibiotic from a marine actinomycete that has demonstrable efficacy against the lethal microbe anthrax.

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