University of Waterloo scientists are putting together pieces of the molecular puzzle behind Alzheimer’s disease by examining the role of disease-related biomolecules in model brain cell membranes.
Researchers from across Canada are now making use of the emerging neutron beam user program at the McMaster Nuclear Reactor to train students and acquire new knowledge about materials.
Continue reading New user facilities at McMaster University provide access to neutron beams for materials research and education
Memorial University physicists are using neutron beams to shed light on the molecular behaviours that are fundamental to the inner workings of living cells.
Continue reading Neutron beams provide insights into bio-molecular diffusion
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