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Iron secrets behind superconductors unlocked

07 July 2017

Due to magnetism iron should - theoretically - be a poor superconductor. Nevertheless certain ironbased materials possess fine superconducting properties. Why? Because the five unbound electrons found in iron...

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DANSCATT's pris for bedste Ph.D. afhandling

02 June 2017

Bedste Ph.D. afhandling: Henrik Jacobsen, PhD fra NBI i 2016, modtag den 1. juni DANSCATT's pris for bedste Ph.D. afhandling, med titlen "Complex magnetic systems studied by neutron scattering. 

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An important step towards new malaria medicine

12 April 2017

An important step towards new malaria medicineAn international research team, led by Sergey Kapishnikov and Jens Als-Nielsen from the X-ray and Neutron Science section at the Niels Bohr Institute, has developed new techniques in analyzing malaria infected red blood cells.

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Robert Feidenhans’l resigns as head of the Niels Bohr Institute

06 October 2016

Robert Feidenhans’l resigns as head of the Niels Bohr InstituteRobert Feidenhans’l, professor and head of the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen has been appointed as the Chairman of the Management Board of the large European research facility XFEL in Hamburg.

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Unique opportunity for Danish companies in the competition to develop materials of the future

13 April 2016

Unique opportunity for Danish companies in the competition to develop materials of the futureAn agreement has just been finalized on Danish co-financing of the coming X-ray facility in Lund, Sweden - MAX IV. The agreement gives Danish companies and researchers direct access to use some of the world’s

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Cancer treatment on a cellular level

02 March 2016

The most common treatments for cancer are radiation and chemotherapy. However they have side effects and also damage healthy tissues. Researchers at NBI are therefore working to develop a gentler treatment that ‘tricks’ the

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Nanowires could be the LEDs of the future

24 June 2015

Nanowires could be the LEDs of the future The latest research from the Niels Bohr Institute shows that LEDs made from nanowires will use less energy and provide better light. The researchers studied nanowires using X-ray microscopy and with this method they can pinpoint exactly...

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New superconducting hybrid crystals developed at the University of Copenhagen

12 January 2015

New superconducting hybrid crystals developed at the University of Copenhagen  A new type of ‘nanowire’ crystals that fuses semiconducting and metallic materials on the atomic scale could lay the foundation for future semiconducting electronics. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen are behind

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Unavoidable disorder used to build nanolaser

23 March 2014

Unavoidable disorder used to build nanolaser Researchers at NBI have discovered that imperfect nanostructures can offer entirely new functionalities. They have shown that imperfect optical chips can be used to produce ‘nanolasers’, which is an ultimately compact and

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Ultra sensitive detection of radio waves with lasers

05 March 2014

Ultra sensitive detection of radio waves with lasers When detecting radio waves ‘noise’ in the instrument limits how sensitive and precise the measurements can be. Now researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have developed a new method where they can avoid noise by means of

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