July 21st, 2023
The research used diamond anvil cells (DAC) together with synchrotron light to investigate superconductors under extreme pressures
April 26th, 2023
Review article was highlighted in the Applied Physics Reviews journal and explains how computed micro- and nanotomography can be used in fourth-generation synchrotrons like Sirius
April 26th, 2023
Researchers at USP in São Carlos combined cutting-edge technologies and demonstrated that a molecule targeted by medications behaves differently than previously theorized.
April 11th, 2023
Paper published at Science Magazine investigates unexpected molecular interactions that affect cell function and could cause disease
Cells conduct a series of interconnected biochemical reactions to obtain energy and respond to infections and different stressors. These reactions comprise what are known as metabolic pathways, which interact in complex networks and regulate various cellular processes. Understanding how these networks interconnect and work to regulate cellular processes is a challenge, because this signaling often depends on interactions between proteins and small molecules known as metabolites that involve low-affinity molecular bonds which are extremely difficult to identify.
March 31st, 2023
Review article was highlighted in Chemical Reviews magazine
February 24th, 2023
Experiment carried out on Sirius shed light on reaction fundamental to the production of hydrogen fuel
October 26th, 2022
The first scientific paper published with data obtained at the EMA beamline studied the relationship between skutterudite’s superconducting properties and the distance between their atoms.
July 5th, 2022
Researchers from CNPEM and collaborators demonstrate the potential of naturally abundant and low-cost minerals for application in nanodevices
The earth's crust consists mostly of minerals called silicates, rocks composed mainly of the chemical elements silicon (Si) and oxygen (O). This is the case of feldspar, whose erosion gives rise to clays; and quartz, the main component of sand, among others. Extremely abundant, silicates are used not only in the production of construction materials, glass, and ceramics, but also in agriculture, and in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, chemical, and petrochemical industries.
April 13th, 2022
Study elucidates unprecedented processes of herbivore metabolism involved in the efficient degradation of plant fibers
A group of researchers from the Brazilian Biorenewables National Laboratory (LNBR), Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), an organization supervised by the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations (MCTI), has published in the journal Nature Communications a study that explores some of the most modern resources of current science to reveal unprecedented and valuable details of the capybara's digestive process.
April 12th, 2022
Paper presents multiscale (nano-micro) FTIR analysis applied to the investigation of the chemical processes in Li-Air batteries
The growing demand for renewable energy sources underscores the urgency of developing new energy storage devices. One example is metal-air batteries, which could be the key to large-scale energy storage. This type of battery is a promising technology for commercial energy storage, as it offers about 10 times the energy density of Li-ion batteries, current market leaders.