DNA scaffolds cage and coax nanoparticles into position to form crystalline arrangements that mimic the atomic structure of diamond.
Berkeley Lab, Yale University, and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory join forces to develop Mosaic-3.
Combining experimental investigations and theoretical simulations, researchers at Georgia Tech have explained why platinum nanoclusters of a specific size range facilitate the hydrogenation reaction used to produce ethane from ethylene.
02.08.16 Scientists at the U.S Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University have discovered a new way to generate very low-resistance electric current in a new class of materials.
02.08.16 Scientists used the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Photon Source (APS) to create 3-D images of cast iron, revealing striking details of graphite particle distribution, size, and morphology inaccessible to 2-D imaging.
02.08.16 Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed the first known statistical theory for the toughness of polycrystalline graphene, which is made with chemical vapor deposition, and found that it is indeed strong (albeit not quite as strong as pristine monocrystalline graphene), but more importantly, its toughness—or resistance to fracture—is quite low.
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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility is now delivering data that could help scientists understand how clouds affect melting glaciers. Read More
Physicists suggest a smaller secondary inflationary period in the moments after the Big Bang could account for the abundance of the mysterious matter. Read More
Researchers at Cornell University have observed the catalytic reactions that pull apart water molecules are not distributed evenly across the surface of the semiconductor titanium dioxide, occurring only at “hotspots.”
Iron-dotted boron nitride nanotubes, made by physicists at Michigan Tech, could make for better wearable tech because of their flexibility and electronic behaviors.
Bursts of gamma rays from the center of our galaxy are not likely to be signals of dark matter but rather other astrophysical phenomena such as fast-rotating stars called millisecond pulsars, according to two new studies, one from a team based at Princeton University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and another based in the Netherlands.
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