A breakthrough materials mapping technique developed by UConn scientists has led to the discovery of highly-conductive properties in cadmium telluride, a promising material that could someday surpass the performance of silicon in solar cells.
Fundamental researchers offer new ways to sort molecules for clean energy and more.
Berkeley Lab scientists are developing a new way to detect microscopic fractures in materials in the field.
09.27.16 LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ), a next-generation dark matter detector that will be at least 100 times more sensitive than its predecessor, has cleared another approval milestone and is on schedule to begin its deep-underground hunt for theoretical particles known as WIMPs, or weakly interacting massive particles, in 2020.
09.27.16 A team of scientists studying solar cells made from cadmium telluride, a promising alternative to silicon, has discovered that microscopic "fault lines" within and between crystals of the material act as conductive pathways that ease the flow of electric current.
09.26.16 A unique collaboration between a U.S. telecommunications equipment provider and a Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science national laboratory has helped dramatically improve design cycle times for future high-speed optical networking components.
Former Argonne postdoctoral researcher Diana Berman and Argonne nanoscientist Anirudha Sumant, along with several collaborators, developed a new and inexpensive way to grow pure graphene using a diamond substrate. Read More
In a study led by researchers at Argonne’s Center for Nanoscale Materials, supercomputer simulations and lab-based experiments showed that water serves as an invisible cage for the growth of long fibers from micelles made of chains of amino acids. Read More
Jet stream of liquid helium blows gold vapor through a barren, cold landscape to deposit pristine, stable gold nanoparticles. Read More
Scientists at the University of Madison-Wisconsin have completed a large-scale analysis on various proteins’ functions in mitochondria, using cutting-edge technology to analyze all the proteins in a yeast sample in one hour.
Researchers led by Jeremy Smith at the UT-ORNL Center for Molecular Biophysics are using a hundred-million processor hours on ORNL’s supercomputer Titan to pick apart lignin and increase biofuel production efficiency.
University of Arkansas engineering professor Lauren Greenlee and her colleagues at Case Western Reserve and Pennsylvania State universities have received a $599,373 award from the U.S. Department of Energy to study an alternative method for making ammonia.
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