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May 4-8, 2008

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  • Powder diffraction pattern for single-crystal silicon (with diffuse scattering), courtesy of the Intense Pulsed Neutron Source.
  • The 100-kV electron-beam lithography system at the Center for Nanoscale Materials (JEOL 9300 FS).
  • Laue diffraction pattern for photoactive yellow protein, courtesy of BioCARS, sector 14, Advanced Photon Source.
  • NbSe3 nanoribbons synthesized by a single-step direct reaction of Nb and Se powders; imaged at the Electron Microscopy Center. Related publications: Y. S. Hor, Z. L. Xiao, U. Welp, Y. Ito, J. F. Mitchell, R. E. Cook, W. K. Kwok, and G. W. Crabtree, “Nanowires and nanoribbons of charge-density-wave conductor NbSe3,” Nano Lett.5, 397 (2005); Y. S. Hor, U. Welp, Y. Ito, Z. L. Xiao, U. Patel, J. F. Mitchell, W. K. Kwok, and G. W. Crabtree, “Superconducting NbSe2 nanowires and nanoribbons converted from NbSe3 nanostructures,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 142506 (2005).
  • Bubbles of O2 and H2 in an ice sample irradiated with x-rays at high pressure (GSECARS, beamline 13-ID, Advanced Photon Source): Wendy L. Mao et al., “X-ray–induced dissociation of H2O and formation of an O2–H2 alloy at high pressure,” Science 314, 636 (27 October 2006).
  • Researchers preparing an experiment in the 11,000-square-foot clean room at the Center for Nanoscale Materials, which features state-of-the-art nanofabrication facilities.
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