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Compact cancer-therapy particle-delivery system patented

...t 1.5 tons using Trbojevic's design. Even with equipment needed to keep the superconducting magnets cool, the particle delivery system would still me more compact and economical than existing designs. The very small, combined-function, superconducting magnets that make the new design so attractive could be manufactured at Bro...

Varian, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

...ding nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy systems, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and fourier-transform mass spectrometer (FTMS) systems and superconducting magnets; the impact of shifting product mix on profit margins; competitive products and pricing; economic conditions in our various product and geogra...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Zecotek Photonic's Medical Imaging Achievement, Development of Next-Generation Scintillation Crystals and Photo Detector Technology

...to multiplier tubes (PMTs) in scanners. "Specifically, the MAPD design has been demonstrated to withstand strong magnetic environments created by superconducting magnets used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines - a critical milestone in the pursuit to bring forth PET/MRI from concept to reality," notes...

Magnetic nanoparticles: Suitable for cancer therapy?

...re, the particles are shortly magnetised by a strong magnetic field in order to measure their relaxation after the switch-off of the field by means of superconducting quantum interferometers, so-called "SQUIDs". Conclusions on their aggregation behaviour in these media can be drawn from measurements of suspensions o...

'NMR on a chip' features NIST magnetic mini-sensor

...ulky equipment for cooling to cryogenic temperatures or conventional copper coils that need much higher magnetic fields (typically generated by large, superconducting magnets) like those in traditional MRI. The results reported in the PNAS demonstrate another use for the NIST mini-sensor, a spin-off of NISTs mini...

First look at an enzyme target for antibacterial and cancer drugs

...ls to perform sufficiently high-resolution crystallography. The research of Berger and Dong was performed at ALS Beamline 8.3.1, which is powered by a superconducting bend magnet or superbend, and which has experimental facilities that offer both multiple-wavelength anomalous diffraction (MAD) and monochromatic prot...

Fighting obesity may be as easy as ATP, says UH researcher

...pital. Physics Professor John Miller, director of the High-Temperature superconducting Device Applications and Nano-Biophysics Laboratory in the Texas Center for ...ram and is being funded by TcSUH. It focuses more on technologies based on superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) and related magnetic sensors that mea...

Radiation Therapy Made More Compatible

...he National Academy of Sciences. The technique, microbeam radiation therapy (MRT), previously used a high-intensity synchrotron x-ray source such as a superconducting wiggler at Brookhaven's National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) to produce parallel arrays of very thin (25 to 90 micrometers) planar x-ray beams (pi...
Superconducting in Medical Technology

Next Generation Proton Therapy System for Cancer Treatment Set for Release This Year

...stems have made it difficult for the average hospital to add this powerful tool to their cancer fighting arsenal. The heart of the Monarch250, a superconducting magnet developed in an industrial and academic partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , has now tested operational and stable at ...
Superconducting in Biological News

DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

...tions of a second. (Jointly with NovaCentrix) superconducting "Wires" by Epitaxial Growth on SSIFFS - flexible, ...loss, making longer transmission lengths possible. superconducting wires can carry five times more power than copper ...abling lighter weight designs. The technology uses superconducting magnets to cut down on energy use in the typical h...

Dinner, lecture series to honor legacy of distinguished UH professor

... research projects have aimed to increase the efficiency of chemical processes and centered on the large-scale synthesis of advanced ceramics, such as superconducting materials. "He's always had extremely high standards and tenacity second to none," said Harold, adding that Luss juggled the competing demands of h...

ORNL supercomputer simulation wins prize for fastest-running science application

...s, and for their especially strong magnetic field. superconducting materials have obvious potential application in power transmission, and superconducting magnets have found a place in hospital magnetic re...n transportation systems. The challenge is that superconducting materials must be very, very cold. Even so-called ...

Europe gets together to harness quantum physics

...so have great potential for quantum computers, which promise to deliver undreamed of processing power. The conference heard about new experiments with superconducting quantum circuits, which could be used in future for novel integrated circuits involving quantum effects, a remarkable progress that brings the heart o...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, June 2008

.... [Contact: Ron Walli, (865) 576-0226; wallira@ornl.gov ] ENERGY -- Cheaper, efficient power . . . A second generation high-temperature superconducting wire measuring 935 meters developed through the combined efforts of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's superconductivity technology group and SuperPower ...

Prototype terahertz imager promises biochem advances

...d absorbed rapidly by the atmosphere. The NIST prototype imager, described in detail for the first time in a new paper,* uses an exquisitely sensitive superconducting detector combined with microelectronics and optics technologies to operate in the terahertz range. The NIST system has its best resolution centered ar...

UD's Bobev receives NSF Early Career Award for research on novel compounds of rare Earth metals

...uctivity, and have become a matter of great economic importance. Still surprisingly little is known about the basic principles which make magnetic and superconducting materials behave as such, he notes. The recent discovery in a single family of gadolinium alloys of giant magnetocaloric effects, which are the ...

Carnegie Mellon scientist uses mass spectrometer to weigh virus particle, von Willebrand factor

...ucted his studies using a top-down approach of the intact complex using a cryodetector-based MALDI TOF mass spectrometer (Macromizer) equipped with 16 superconducting tunnel junctions. Carnegie Mellon houses the only two of these instruments in the U.S. Biers group can use the Macromizer to measure the molecular wei...

Superconducting magnet attracts molecular research

...campus is a facility containing a state-of-the-art superconducting magnet for use in researching biological macromole...etal objects and radio frequency interference, the superconducting behemoth was actually energized with about the sam... a big stereo, Pochapsky explained. First, the superconducting electric coils that create the magnetic field were...
Superconducting in Biological Technology

Scientists engineer superconducting thin films

UPTON, NY - One major goal on the path toward making useful superconducting devices has been engineering materials that act as superconductors at the nanoscale the realm of billionths of a meter. Such nanoscale superconductors would be useful in devices such as superconductive transistors and eve...

UCR physicist receives highest honor US government gives young scientists or engineers

... UCR, received a CAREER award from NSF in 2008, enabling her to experimentally investigate the electrical properties of graphene coupled to normal and superconducting electrodes. Graphene, first experimentally isolated in 2004, consists of carbon atoms only one atomic layer thick, with the unique characteristic that...

Scientists create first electronic quantum processor

...imentary solid-state quantum processor, taking another step toward the ultimate dream of building a quantum computer. They also used the two-qubit superconducting chip to successfully run elementary algorithms, such as a simple search, demonstrating quantum information processing with a solid-state device for th...

NIST discovers how strain at grain boundaries suppresses high-temperature superconductivity

...ncreasing grain-boundary angle strongly reduce the superconducting crosssection of the grain boundary. Switching ...h extends from the dislocations into the remaining superconducting bridges over the grain boundarywas previously unkn... applying compression to the grain boundaries, the superconducting properties improved dramatically. The new unde...

Evidence of macroscopic quantum tunneling detected in nanowires

...sical Newtonian mechanics, an entire collection of superconducting electrons in an ultrathin superconducting wire is able to "tunnel" as a pack from a state wi...ed as heat, causing the nanowires to switch from a superconducting state to a more highly resistive one. It's thro...

Europium discovery

...dent at the time discovered that europium becomes superconducting at 1.8 K (-456 F) and 80 GPa (790,000 atmospheres)...ew Letters in an article titled "Pressure-induced superconducting State of Europium Metal at Low Temperatures." S...tic, thus opening the possibility for it to become superconducting under the right conditions," Schilling said. Sc...

A supercharged metal-ion generator

...y to carry bottled gases or liquids into space. Another far-out application may lie in coating the accelerating cavities of the next generation of superconducting particle accelerators with niobium, a metal notoriously difficult to work with. Since every metal behaves differently in a magnetron sputter gun, sust...

Capture of nanomagnetic 'fingerprints' a boost for next-generation information storage media

...e to a wide variety of physical systems that exhibit the kind of lag in response time (or hysteresis) as magnets, including ferroelectric, elastic and superconducting materials, Liu explained. "It's a powerful tool for probing variations, or heterogeneity, in the system, and real materials always have a certain amou...

Stanford: Quantum computing spins closer

...e student in applied physics. The experiments were conducted at a temperature of almost absolute zero, inside a strong magnetic field produced by a superconducting magnet. The researchers first hit the qubit with laser light of specific frequencies to define and measure the electron spin, all within a few nanosec...

First Coast Oncology to Offer Next Generation Proton Therapy

...s as larger commercially available systems but at a reduced cost. Still River Systems and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have used advanced superconducting technology to develop the Monarch250 and make proton therapy treatments more practical for freestanding cancer centers and hospitals alike. "We are ...
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