In the vast, remoteness of the Arctic, few have the opportunity to gather data on the environmental conditions over time or decipher the long-term effects of climate change. What is required? A considerable period to observe, a nearly autonomous method or actor for collection, a robust character to withstand the harsh surroundings. Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark are tackling this issue through an interdisciplinary NordForsk project. At DanMAX beamline, the group will analyse a narwhal tusk to determine its chemical composition and biomineralization, both important potential markers of the changing environment.
The relationship between atomic structure and size is crucial knowledge in the effort to improve nanomaterials properties. Amorphous atomic structure was revealed in research done at DanMAX beamline of otherwise crystalline tungsten oxide nanoparticles due to the change of the nanoparticles size. This understanding is crucial for developing materials for, among others, catalysis, batteries, solar cells, memory storage, medicine, etc.
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.
Mantis shrimp or stomatopods, intrigue humans due to their beauty but also fierce predatory behavior.