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New technique allows closer study of how radiation damages materials

A team of researchers led by North Carolina State University has developed a technique that provides real-time images of how magnesium changes at the atomic scale when exposed to radiation. The technique may give researchers new insights into how radiation weakens the integrity of radiation-tolerant materials, such as those used in space exploration and in nuclear energy technologies.

Posted: Aug 7th, 2013

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New NSF grant to develop cutting-edge nanomaterials

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded New York University researchers and their colleagues at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) a $2 million grant to develop cutting-edge nanomaterials that hold promise for improving the manufacturing of advanced materials, biofuels, and other industrial products.

Posted: Aug 6th, 2013

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The molecule 'scanner'

Molecules could soon be 'scanned' in a fashion similar to imaging screenings at airports, thanks to a detector developed by University of Pittsburgh physicists.

Posted: Aug 5th, 2013

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