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Sheets of zeolite catalysts form an open pore structure like a “house-of-cards”June 2012Science Highlights

Simple Synthesis of Pore Highways Inside of Catalysts

House-of-Cards structure leads to improved zeolite catalyst. Read More »

In the EFC, a slurry of activated carbon spheres in a non-toxic electrolyte (water with dissolved sodium sulfate) is pumped from reservoirs into the electrode-contact cell (inset), where the spheres acquire surface charge.May 2012Science Highlights

Electrical Energy Storage Using Carbon Slurries

New scalable, high power energy storage possible with carbon-electrolyte slurries. Read More »

STM-measured anisotropy of energy gaps...May 2012Science Highlights

Can Magnetism Explain High Temperature Superconductivity?

Visualization of electron pair binding confirms predictions about how high temperature superconductivity works. Read More »

Distorted three-dimensional perovskite structure of cesium tin iodide (CsSnI3) at room temperature...May 2012Science Highlights

Low-Cost, Third Generation Solar Cells on Solid Ground

Novel, liquid-less design promises to improve long-term stability and durability of dye-sensitized solar cells while hitting high efficiency marks. Read More »

Fig 1 Angular-resolved measurement of the output of a double embedded photonic crystal LED at a wavelength of 455 nm (emission in the blue).April 2012Science Highlights

Enhancing the Output of LED Lighting

Adding nanostructured regions to boost LED light output. Read More »

Structural and atomic models of mesoporous platinum...April 2012Science Highlights

Improving Catalysis by Putting the Best Face Forward

New catalyst structures for fuel cells in vehicles improve activity and stability compared to commercial platinum counterparts. Read More »

The first all-polymeric “plastic” organic solar cell on a flexible substrate...April 2012Science Highlights

There’s a Great Future in Plastic Solar Cells

Researchers have created an environmentally-friendly plastic coating that converts a wide range of electrical conductors into air-stable components for flexible, less expensive electronics. Read More »

Used fuel in a Fukushima cooling pond after the earthquake.March 2012Science Highlights

Lessons from Fukushima

Experts look at past nuclear accidents and potential scenarios to identify gaps in understanding nuclear fuel behavior. Read More »

Schematic of synthesis of flexible, binder-free high performance electrodes.March 2012Science Highlights

Novel Electrodes for High Performance Batteries

New nanostructured electrodes have 10 times the charging speed and higher battery power. Read More »

Crystal structure of the gas-separating MOF Fe2(dobdc).March 2012Science Highlights

Cutting the Cost for Commercial Gas Purification – Theory Leads the Way for a Materials Solution

Novel material for purifying gases could significantly lower industrial energy costs. Read More »