Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 12:27PM
Drew Wolfe

Searching For the Hydronium Ion

Researchers use neutrons to spy on the elusive hydronium ion

A Los Alamos National Laboratory research team has harnessed neutrons to view for the first time the critical role that an elusive molecule plays in certain biological reactions. The effort could aid in treatment of peptic ulcers or acid reflux disease, or allow for more efficient conversion of woody waste into transportation fuels.


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