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09.24.12EFRC News

Stories of Discovery & Innovation: Just One Word—Plastics

A “universal” plastic coating could lead to lower cost, more flexible electronic devices. This work, featured in the Office of Science’s Stories of Discovery & Innovation, was supported in part by the Center for Interface Science: Solar Electric Materials (CISSEM), an EFRC led by Neal Armstrong at the University of Arizona.


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08.27.12EFRC News

In Focus: Dented Diamonds, Carbon Cages, and Exceptional Potential

Office of Science supported researchers develop new material with amazing hardness and exciting possibilities. This work, featured in the Office of Science's In Focus, was supported by the Energy Frontier Research in Extreme Environments (EFree) center, an EFRC led by Ho-kwang Mao at the Carnegie Institution of Washington.

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08.06.12EFRC News

Stories of Discovery and Innovation: Could Cheaper Gasoline be "in the Cards"?

EFRC researchers develop ingenious house-of-card structures to improve catalyst performance. This work, featured in the Office of Science's Stories of Discovery & Innovation, was supported by the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI), an EFRC led by Dion Vlachos at the University of Delaware.

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07.12.12EFRC News

July 2012 EFRC Newsletter

The 5th edition of Frontiers in Energy ResearchExternal link, the EFRC Newsletter created by an editorial board of early career EFRC members, was published online on July 11, 2012.

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06.11.12EFRC News

Stories of Discovery & Innovation: A Nanoscale "Tune-Up" for Fuel Cells


Using sophisticated techniques, EFRC researchers are observing, at the molecular level, how hydrogen fuel cells degrade. This work, featured in the Office of Science's Stories of Discovery & Innovation, was supported by the Energy Materials Center at Cornell (emc2), an EFRC led by Héctor D. Abruña at Cornell University.

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04.26.12EFRC News

April 2012 EFRC Newsletter

The 4th edition of Frontiers in Energy ResearchExternal link, the EFRC Newsletter created by an editorial board of early career EFRC members, was published online on April 6, 2012.

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04.26.12EFRC News

Stories of Discovery & Innovation: Mimicking Nature Backwards and Forwards


Using biology as their blueprint, EFRC researchers devise a reversible reaction for hydrogen energy storage. This work, featured in the Office of Science's Stories of Discovery & Innovation, was supported by the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis (CME), an EFRC led by Morris Bullock at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.


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02.01.12EFRC News

Stories of Discovery & Innovation: Enhancing the Energy Harvest

EFRC researchers fashion solar cells with greater than 100% "Quantum Efficiency." This work, featured in the Office of Science’s Stories of Discovery & Innovation, was supported by the Center for Advanced Solar Photophysics (CASP), an EFRC led by Victor Klimov at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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01.06.12EFRC News

Stories of Discovery & Innovation: A Step Toward Artificial Photosynthesis

EFRC researchers construct an artificial version of a bacterium's light-absorbing "antenna." This work, featured in the Office of Science’s Stories of Discovery & Innovation, was supported by the Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC), an EFRC led by Robert Blankenship at the Washington University in St. Louis.

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01.04.12EFRC News

January 2012 EFRC Newsletter


The 3rd edition of Frontiers in Energy ResearchExternal link, the EFRC Newsletter created by an editorial board of early career EFRC members, was published online in January 2012.

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