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2010-09-14 18:33:57

Because one of the main bottlenecks in determining the structure of protein molecules is producing good isolated single crystals, improved crystallization techniques would be useful in a wide range of genomics and pharmaceutical research.

2010-07-28 13:13:34

Earth's climate is strongly influenced by the presence of particles of different shapes and origins -- in the form of dust, ice and pollutants -- that find their way into the lowest portion of the atmosphere, the troposphere.

2010-07-16 14:27:37

Chemists from New York University and Russia's St. Petersburg State University have created crystals that can twist and untwist, pointing to a much more varied process of crystal growth than previously thought.

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2010-05-22 08:43:02

Physicists from the University of Pennsylvania and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have reported an elegant experimental study of the melting behaviors of thin crystalline films, uncovering a variety of interesting differences between thick films of greater than four layers and thinner or single-layer films.

2010-03-03 13:41:11

The same antifreeze proteins that keep organisms from freezing in cold environments can also prevent ice from melting at warmer temperatures

2010-01-25 15:00:43

Crystals resemble some biological structures; finding opens door to new technologies.

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2010-01-22 10:32:47

Research could improve manufacture of defect-free, thin films needed to make semiconductors.

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2009-12-24 06:30:00

Yet another holiday season is here and what would Christmas be without the critique of what is right and what is wrong when it comes to the holidays?

2009-12-23 08:14:10

Some of the most common minerals in biology, including those in bones and shells, have a mysterious structure: Their crystals are positioned in the same orientation, making them behave as one giant crystal, even though they do not look like a faceted crystal.

2009-12-10 07:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, England, December 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) is proud to announce an important milestone in the history of crystallography - the archiving of the 500,000th small molecule crystal structure to the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD). This unique, scientifically rigorous database, built over 45 years, is the international de facto standard for small-molecule chemical structures and has become an essential resource to scientists around the...


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