Researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science have experimentally produced a new class of materials blending hydrogen with sodium that could alter the superconductivity landscape and could be used for hydrogen-fuel cell storage.
Collaboration turns a novel tabletop laser – one that produces extreme ultraviolet light at unprecedented energies and pulse rates for studies of complex materials – into a commercial product.
With an eye to the next generation of tech gadgetry, a team of physicists at The University of Texas at Austin has had the first-ever glimpse into what happens inside an atomically thin semiconductor device.
07.28.16 Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in collaboration with scientists from several other institutions found that Synechococcus 7003, commonly called a form of blue-green algae, is an attractive target for scientists and engineers trying to create better, less expensive biofuels or develop tools for churning out custom chemicals.
07.27.16 A team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory describe a process to create a triple-layer metal oxide in a never-before-made single-crystal form; and observed in it an interesting phenomenon called charge striping, which may shed light on the physics behind similar useful electronic properties of metal oxides, such as superconductivity.
07.26.16 Using the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a team led by Aurel Bulgac of the University of Washington is spearheading this effort by developing a novel theoretical approach that extends DFT to superfluid nuclei, which exhibit characteristics similar to other strongly interacting systems of many fermions, or particles with half-integer spin such as superconducting materials.
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A team of hundreds of physicists and astronomers have announced results from the largest-ever, three-dimensional map of distant galaxies. Read More
Using Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source, a University of Michigan-led team has revealed the molecular structure of a protein produced by the Zika virus. This protein may be involved in the virus’s reproduction and its interaction with the host’s immune system.
Washington State University researchers are making nanosecond movies showing the atomic-level changes of structural transformation under pressure, passing high-brilliance x-ray beams through the material and creating diffraction patterns in real time.
MSU engineers will use a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of High Energy Physics to study the element niobium, which is used to make the tunnels in nuclear accelerators, such as the MSU-based Facility for Rare Isotope Beams.
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