Tailor-made crystals

If physicists were asked to come up with a list of things they are completely smitten by,there is an enormous chance that colloids shall feature in that list. Now, what is a colloid? A colloid is a particle whose diameter ranges in the scale of 1 nanometer to one micrometer. The fascinating thing about these particles is that when dispersed in a medium, it cannot be dialysed through a membrane.Read more

Ushering in novel radiation therapy systems by zapping bacteria with ultra-short high intensity laser pulses

Proton beams have found a special use in targeting tumours with high precision. Contrary to conventional radiation therapy, proton therapy minimizes damage to the surrounding tissue by morphing the incident area of the proton beam into the shape of the tumour. Cyclotrons are used for the generation of a proton beam.Read more