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2012-03-15 16:59:48

Story ideas from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. To arrange for an interview with a researcher, please contact the Communications and External Relations staff member identified at the end of each tip. Materials–POWGEN open for business . . . The Spallation Neutron Source's Powder Diffractometer POWGEN has launched a rapid access sample mail-in system for users who use the flexible general-purpose instrument for a wide range of structural studies of novel...

2009-11-05 13:21:19

European researchers obtain access to world's strongest neutron source A unique large-scale research device from Jlich went into operation in the USA yesterday. At the strongest neutron source in the world, the spallation source SNS in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Forschungszentrum Jlich inaugurated a so-called neutron spin echo (NSE) spectrometer. The NSE spectrometer enables detailed observations to be made of the motion of proteins and polymers. It will thus help to develop improved plastics or...

2009-09-23 07:50:49

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new ruler, and even for an organization that routinely deals in superlatives, it sets some records. Designed to be the most accurate commercially available "meter stick" for the nano world, the new measuring tool"”a calibration standard for X-ray diffraction"”boasts uncertainties below a femtometer. That's 0.000 000 000 000 001 meter, or roughly the size of a neutron. The new ruler is in the form of a thin,...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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