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  • Bringing High-energy X-rays into Better FocusExternal link

    07.23.14 Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have invented a customizable chemical etching process that can be used to manufacture high-performance focusing devices for the brightest X-ray sources on the planet, as well as to make other nanoscale structures such as biosensors and battery electrodes.

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  • A Tree May Have the Answers to Renewable EnergyExternal link

    07.23.14 Xudong Wang, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at UW-Madison, recently collaborated with researcher, Dr. Zhiyong Cai, in the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory in Madison on research to use cellulose nanofibers (CNFs) for water splitting, a process that converts solar energy to hydrogen fuel.

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  • New Platinum Alloy Shows Promise as Fuel Cell CatalystExternal link

    07.22.14 Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Technical University of Denmark have developed highly efficient nanoparticles that could bring down the cost of fuel cells.

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