Original Published Date: 
Friday, July 17, 2015

Researcher at the ARC Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Advanced Molecular Imaging have announced an all-new and innovative hybrid method used to capture the 3D structures of nanocrystals. Their dimensions are measured in nanometres, with each nanometre being one millionth of a millimetre. Scientists believe that these tiny particles could be used to fight cancer, collect renewable energy and mitigate pollution. The problem is that it is difficult to know how they work, since they are so small that their structure is impossible to see—until now. An international team featuring contributors from leading institutions in the US and Korea and co-led by a research from the ARC CoE has recently discovered a solution to this problem. Their discoveries will allow researchers to investigate the 3D structure of these miniscule particles for the first time.

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