Author archives: BCMaterials

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BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, is an autonomous research center launched in June 2012 by Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science, and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). It is included in the BERC’s (Basque Excellence Research Centers) network and its mission is to develop high-quality interdisciplinary research in (multi)functional and active materials with advanced properties, from their basic understanding, to exploring new applications.

Neutron sciences as an essential tool to develop ‘materials for a better life’

Neutron sciences as an essential tool to develop ‘materials for a better life’

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Until 1932, atoms were considered to consist in positive charges, called protons, located within the atomic nucleus, where the majority of the mass of the atom is concentrated, and negative charges, identified as electrons, surrounding the nucleus to make it electrically neutral. However, in 1932 James Chadwick discovered the neutron, an uncharged particle located at […]