Using X-ray diffraction, scientists can now detect atoms moving further apart or closer together in high magnetic fields.
New research will guide the development of novel antifungal drugs that target the cell wall molecules to combat life-threatening diseases.
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Understanding How Fungi Build Their Cell Walls for Protection
25 January 2022
Scientists have used high-field nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to reveal how fungal pathogens use carbohydrates and proteins to build their cell walls (the protective layers outside of the cell). These findings will guide the development of novel antifungal drugs that target the cell wall molecules to combat life-threatening diseases caused by invasive fungal infections.
Magnetostriction in AlFe2B2 at 25 T Measured by X-Ray Diffraction
25 January 2022
Using X-ray diffraction, scientists can now detect atoms themselves moving further apart or closer together in high magnetic fields, giving science a crystal clear view of nature.
Clues About Unconventional Superconductivity From High-Field Hall Data
13 December 2021
In everyday life, phase transitions - like when water boils and turns into steam or freezes and becomes ice - are caused by changes in temperature. Here, very high magnetic fields are used to reveal a quantum phase transition not caused by temperature, but instead driven by quantum mechanics upon changing the concentration of electrons, work that could hold critical clues that explain high-temperature superconductivity.
Testing the Critical Current of High-Temperature-Superconducting REBCO Cables Using a Superconducting Transformer, H. Yu, et al., IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 30 (4), 5500204 (2020), See Science Highlight or Read online
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