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Neutron research

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NIST is at the forefront of basic research with neutrons, and the NIST Center for Neutron Research is a national resource for industry, universities and government agencies.

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How Neutrons and Gamma Rays Can Reveal Our Cultural Heritage

Most people think that understanding and preserving our cultural heritage is mainly the concern of the social sciences and humanities, such as archaeology and art history. But physical sciences, including physics and chemistry, often play a large role as well. Determining the elemental composition, or signature, of archaeological finds or objects in museum collections can provide insight into

Spotlight: Zebra-Striped Structures to Twist Neutrons and Extend Researchers’ Vision

This Simple Material Could Scrub Carbon Dioxide From Power Plant Smokestacks

Spotlight: NIST Researchers Analyze the Novavax Vaccine From Multiple Angles

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