The twentieth century will be remembered for many scientific achievements: the discovery of DNA, the invention of antibiotics, man landing on the moon; but none of this would have been possible was it not for one vital and relatively unknown technique: crystallography.
These days, crystals truly are a scientist’s best friend. Because of new technology, contemporary scientists have the ability to not just examine but actually manipulate and change the atomic structure of materials. This has led to great advances in new materials and drug design.
Diamond Light Source is the UK's national synchrotron science facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire.
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