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3D;super-resolution;optical;2P-ISIM;super-resolution imaging

Researchers Develop 3D Super-resolution Imaging at Unprecedented Depth[Jun 23, 2017]

Optical imaging is a powerful tool in the biomedical sciences, allowing direct inspection and biological processes analysis. Such imaging becomes even more powerful when implemented in three dimensions (3D), and can be further augmented if combined with super-resolution techniques that uncover fine details otherwise obscured by diffraction.

ZrTe5;Lifshitz transition;weak topological insulator;angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy

Electronic Evidence of Temperature-induced Lifshitz Transition and Topological Nature in ZrTe5[Jun 23, 2017]

By using a newly developed & latest-generation angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) system equipped with the 6.994 eV vacuum ultraviolet laser and the time-of-flight electron energy analyser (ARToF 10K by Scienta Omicron), research team led by Prof. LIU Guodong and Prof. ZHOU X. J., in theoretical collaboration with Prof. Zhong Fang and Xi Dai's group, systematically studied the electronic structure of ZrTe5 and its temperature evolution.

The researchers acquired high quantity Fermi surface and band structure in ZrTe5.

lithium;experimental nuclear fusion reactors;EAST

Researchers Find Lithium Effective in Nuclear Fusion[Jun 23, 2017]

Researchers from the US and China have made progress in their joint collaboration on the use of lithium to control plasma within experimental nuclear fusion reactors.

metal-organic framework;MOF;microscale waveguide;benzenetricarboxylic acid;BTC;optical waveguide

Tiny Glow Sticks[Jun 23, 2017]

Well-defined, microscale Ln-MOFs have remained a rarity. Now, things have changed with the new micro-rod Ln-MOFs, which have potential as microscale waveguides. Researchers at Beijing Normal University and Institute of Chemistry of Chinese Academy of Sciences chose to use benzenetricarboxylic acid (BTC) as their organic building block. This compound strongly absorbs UV light and has electronic energy levels well matched with lanthanides.

Iron (Fe) deficiency; tolerance; Fe-uptake ability; Arabidopsis; bHLH104-GF

Expression of bHLH104-GF Improves Plants' Tolerance to Iron Deficiency[Jun 23, 2017]

Researchers from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences attempted to improve the plants' tolerance of Arabidopsis to Fe deficiency under Fe-deficiency conditions. They selected three different Fe-deficiency responsive promoters (ProIRT1, ProMYB72, and ProbHLH100) to drive the expression of a bHLH104-GFP fusion gene. The corresponding transgenic plants were generated.

actuator;magnetic;responsive;energy harvesting;flexible device

Responsive Polymers to Develop high-performance Energy Converters[Jun 23, 2017]

A study team led by Prof. FANG Xiaodong at Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (AIOFM), Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, worked with Prof. MA Mingming's study team at School of Chemistry and Materials Science, University of Science and Technology of China(USTC) to fabricate a moisture-driven mini-tractor by incorporating superparamagnetic nanoparticles (SPIONs) into water-responsivepolypyrrole (PPy) films.

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