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Research focus

Protein tug-of-war
Protein molecules curl up like tangled balls of string; to find out how they work, you have to unfold them. If they were balls of string, you would pull on each end - and that's exactly what Dr Lorna Dougan and her colleagues are doing here at Leeds, using atomic force microscopes. It's like a tug-of-war, but on a tiny scale: protein molecules need just a few hundred piconewtons to stretch them out to a few tens to hundreds of nanometres long.

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Latest news

Quantum Materials Symposium

The Condensed Matter group in the School recently organised and hosted the...

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New lecturer

The School would like to welcome Dr Sven Van Loo as a new lecturer in...

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Imaging Skyrmions at low temperature

Skyrmions are topologically stable magnetic defects (~nanometres) formed by...

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