After years of groundbreaking research, scientists developing the Hard X-ray Nanoprobe beamline at NSLS-II, along with their collaborators from Argonne Laboratory, University of Connecticut and Chosun University in Korea, have developed a novel Fourier-space "fitting" algorithm that enables the use of multilayer Laue lenses to do quantitative phase imaging of nanostructures with ultra-high resolution.
Researchers are studying an antiviral drug known to cause hypersensitivity in patients who carry a particular gene. Using x-rays at Brookhaven Lab's National Synchrotron Light Source, they were able to "see" how at the molecular level, the drug binds to the protein created from the gene, triggering the immune response.
The next big frontier for battery technology is efficient, grid-scale storage. Experiments to exploit the properties of single-use alkaline batteries for large-scale batteries could lead to the next energy revolution and provide safe storage for immense amounts of power.
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