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Until recently, attaching DNA strands to the surface of gold nanoparticles was slow and incomplete. But a breakthrough finding in 2012 by Waterloo scientists resolved many long-standing questions and paved the way for advances in biosensor technology.
For the first time, a team of University of Waterloo researchers from the Faculty of Science and Institute Quantum Computing show that a wave property of neutrons, Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM), can be controlled.
This newfound control of neutron OAM states means that researchers can now use neutron OAM beams to see inside materials that optical, x-ray or electron OAM beams can’t penetrate.
This control can help measure the magnetism, for example, in magnetic materials, as well as deeper probes of superconducting and chiral materials.
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