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.
An international collaboration involving the CNBC serendipitously finds molecular “ball on a spring” while doing research for nuclear energy.
Continue reading Molecular “Ball on a Spring” Discovered
Superconductors aren’t just for cool levitation demonstrations; a key discovery in this field could disrupt technologies for computing, medical imaging and power transmission lines as we know them today. The CNBC’s unique expertise and scientific tools are enabling Canadian and international researchers to make cutting edge discoveries in this field.
Continue reading Studying New Iron-Based Superconductors
Multinational scientific teams use neutron beams to study superconductors, to understand what causes their amazing properties, which if harnessed effectively, could lead to enormous energy-savings.
Continue reading Precise Measurements in Superconductors