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Control of material crystallization by agitation

Researchers have found that crystallization can be facilitated at a lower temperature than the traditional transition temperature if an amorphous material is agitated at a certain frequency. Thus, agitation represents a possible alternative to temperature for controlling the crystallization of materials.

Posted: Jun 8th, 2017

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Synthetic nanochannels for iodide transport

Researchers have devised nanostructures that function as channels for iodide transport in cell membranes. This study may lead to diagnosis and treatment of iodide transport disorders.

Posted: Jun 8th, 2017

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Imaging technique shows molecular machinery at work

Scientists have developed new imaging methods that allows them to track the individual protein molecules on the surface of cells. The results offer unprecedented insight into how cells sense and respond to their environments.

Posted: Jun 7th, 2017

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Scientists discover a 2D magnet

Researchers have for the first time discovered magnetism in the 2-D world of monolayers, or materials that are formed by a single atomic layer. The findings demonstrate that magnetic properties can exist even in the 2-D realm - opening a world of potential applications.

Posted: Jun 7th, 2017

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How to reduce shockwaves in quantum beam experiments

While skimmers have been a necessary component in atomic and molecular-beam experiments for decades, they were also known to impose a fundamental limit on the number of particles one could pack into the beam. Scientists have now revealed a simple way to overcome this limit.

Posted: Jun 7th, 2017

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