The super-ambitious ‘Internet of Things’ would allow smart devices everywhere to gather, share, and respond to data—and one Simon Fraser University chemist is making breakthroughs in understanding the materials that have just the right electro-mechanical properties to turn that vision into a reality. Continue reading Neutrons Reveal Secrets about the Materials Needed for the ‘Internet of Things’
University of Saskatchewan scientists use neutron beams to observe plant roots in soil to aid breeding of drought-resistant crops.
Continue reading Science to solve world hunger: Neutron research with plants
Université de Montréal scientists use neutron beams in their search for materials that could have revolutionary applications in computing technology. Their search was made possible by fundamental discoveries that were recognized by the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Continue reading Neutrons are essential in the search for new spintronic materials
An international research team led by a Brock University scientist used neutron beams to resolve a scientific controversy over how cholesterol behaves when surrounded by unsaturated fatty acids such as “omega-3’s” and “omega-6’s” within cell membranes. Continue reading Understanding Cholesterol as an Essential Nutrient
Scientists regularly access neutron beams to gain fundamental insights into the inner workings of new materials, including some with potential for clean energy applications.
Experiments at the Canadian Neutron Beam Centre (CNBC) confirmed one of the theoretical predictions of this year’s winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics.
Continue reading Canada Contributes to 2016 Nobel Prize-Winning Research
American physicists accessed the CNBC to map the inner atomic workings of a compound within a mysterious class of materials known as spin-orbit Mott insulators.
Continue reading Mapping Electrons in New Quantum Materials
Research sponsored by U.S. Office of Naval Research used world-leading capability at the CNBC to observe stresses while applying tension or compression in two directions. These stress measurements provide vital data to improve material modelling capabilities.
Continue reading Building More Reliable Models of Materials
Researchers from McMaster University accessed the CNBC to make ground-breaking observations of order in cell membranes.
Continue reading Direct Experimental Evidence of Rafts in a Fluid Lipid Membrane
Researchers from McGill University accessed the CNBC to prove that yes, you can do neutron scattering on gadolinium compounds, and have attracted international collaborators as a result.