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Neutrons are produced at large research infrastructures. Researchers use them to look inside materials. With neutrons one can e.g. look inside a car engine, investigate drug delivery, see how plants uptake water, get insights into the development of superconductors.

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  • Neutrons observe vitamin B6-dependent enzyme activity useful for drug development
    16.10.2017ORNL, USANeutrons observe vitamin B6-dependent enzyme activity useful for drug development

    Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have performed neutron structural analysis of a vitamin B6-dependent protein, potentially opening avenues for new antibiotics and drugs.

  • A challenge for data management
    23.10.2017ESS, SwedenA challenge for data management

    Jonathan Taylor reviews the data-management challenges facing neutron sources and other large-scale research facilities as they strive to maximize the scientific and economic impact of their work

  • Neutron scattering impacts daily life
    23.10.2017ORNL, USANeutron scattering impacts daily life

    Neutrons are an exceptional resource for probing the atomic properties of materials, leading to advancements in materials science, biology, chemistry, and physics—and bringing us more effective drugs and medical treatments, …

  • 23.10.2017From: Physics World A natural neutron source
     A natural neutron source

    Casper Rutjes and Ute Ebert trace how our understanding of thunderstorm physics has evolved in recent decades and explain how neutron measurements could produce fresh insights

    The link between thunderstorm and neutron science is not an obvious one…

  • 03.10.2017From: CINS, CanadaNeutrons Reveal Secrets about the Materials Needed for the ‘Internet of Things’
    Neutrons Reveal Secrets about the Materials Needed for the ‘Internet of Things’

    A Simon Fraser University chemist is making breakthroughs in understanding the materials that play a major role in the future of the Internet of Things.

  • 05.09.2017From: ILL, FranceUnveiling the invisible
    Unveiling the invisible

    Experiments performed at the Institut Laue-Langevin, using both ultracold neutrons at the instrument PF2 and neutron interferometry at S18, play a major role in testing the existence of chameleon fields.

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