Research is heating up to achieve greater fundamental understanding of the mechanism of ferroelectricity in hafnia-based materials, a crucial step in the development of next generation devices. New findings from the University of Groningen (RUG) in the journal Science define the key role of oxygen for greater miniaturization potential and structural stability beyond that of standard ferroelectric materials used in low-power memories. Electron microscopy and MAX IV’s NanoMAX beamline have illuminated the nature of polarization in thin films of hafnium zirconium oxide for ferroelectronics.
Modelling electrochemical potential for better Li-batteries
To understand the electrochemical potential of lithium-ion batteries, it’s important to decipher the chemical processes at electrode interfaces occurring during device activity. Using HIPPIE beamline, a research group investigated and modelled the influence of electrochemical potential differences in operando in these batteries.
Tackling SARS CoV-2 viral genome replication machinery using X-rays
An international collaboration between the UCL School of Pharmacy, the Lund Protein Production Platform (LP3) and ESS, through its DEMAX platform, have performed biophysical and structural studies of three non-structural proteins from the novel coronavirus, SARS CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19. In the spring of 2020, they managed to solve and started to analyse one of these proteins, Nsp10, by using the BioMAX beamline at MAX IV Laboratory. Early October published their results in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.
Clues to block replication of SARS-CoV-2 found with FragMAX platform
An international collaboration of scientists identified four fragments that interact with the nsp10 protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus using the FragMAX platform and BioMAX beamline. The fragments could be used to develop inhibitors that supplant key enzymes activated by the protein—an application which holds potential to block the viral replication process.
Exploring the structure of industrial polymers with the help of the CoSAXS beamline
DanMAX is catalysing industry research
What doesn’t break you makes you stronger – how to design optimal steels for impact
Your car gets hit by another vehicle, and the steel in its construction is deformed by the impact. The steel isn’t just designed to be strong enough to protect you. It also gets stronger because of the impact. It all has to do with the different arrangements that the atoms inside the steel can assume and under which conditions these so-called phases can exist.
Metal industry giant conducts experiments at MAX IV
Nano solutions for future supercomputers: resolving the von-Neumann bottleneck
Researchers from Lund University benefitted from MAX IV laboratory to find solutions to the long-standing technological challenge: the von-Neumann bottleneck. After nearly year-long research during the pandemic, they successfully integrated the processor and memory onto a single vertical nanowire in a 3D configuration while showcasing in-memory computing with a minimal footprint.