Chemistry

3 Researchers share Nobel Prize in Chemistry

3 Researchers share Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Two Americans and a German scientist won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for contributing to the development of super-resolution microscopy. The chemistry prize was awarded to US researchers Eric Betzig, William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell. 

Their contribution will allow the scientists to see tiny features of cells and molecules that lie outside the physical limits of regular light microscopes.

Researchers Study Behavior of Cerium Dioxide Nanoparticles

Researchers Study Behavior of Cerium Dioxide Nanoparticles

Researchers used X-rays beams of the European Synchrotron ESRF to find out the nature of nanoparticles in a solution of water and ethanol. The team of researchers noticed that the electrons released by the nanoparticles of cerium dioxide did not combine together to form a single atom.

On analyzing their behavior, researchers declared that nanoparticles change their behavior under vacuum. It has also been observed by the researchers that the electrons move like clouds and distribute themselves across the whole of nanoparticle.

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