Many newly discovered, and possibly life-saving, drug compounds do not possess sufficient solubility or permeability in the digestive tract to make it to production status. Amorphous and nanocrystalline drug dispersions are being developed to overcome these issues but result in secondary issues with product stability. In a recent report, we have used the total scattering… Read More TSPDF correlates variation in local structure with kinetic behavior in amorphous pharmaceutical formulations
First light leads to first science! Brookhaven scientists do a little multitasking by investigating RuSe2 thermoelectrics during commissioning experiments at the new X-Ray Powder Diffraction (XPD) beamline at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II). For more information see full article here. This study has been recently published online, full report here.
For solar electricity to be economically competitive with fossil fuel based electricity, the cost of fabricating and installing solar cells needs to be much lower. Solution processed solar cells can potentially achieve this with a drastically lower fabrication cost but their low performance has so far limited their success. Recently, solar cells based on methylammonium… Read More PDF reveals structure of miracle perovskite in novel solar cells
MXenes are emerging 2-D materials that are extremingly promising for applications in electronic and energy storage devices (Science 341, 1502, 2013; Nat. Commun. 4, 1716, 2013). However, due to their nanomaterial nature, it has proven impossible to solve their structures by means of traditional x-ray crystallography. Atomic pair distribution function technique (PDF), on the other… Read More PDF unveils the structure of important 2D nanocrystalline MXene materials