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05.29.13

Revolutionizing the Touch Screen?

Using nanotechnology, EFRC researchers fashion a new kind of transparent electrode for flat-panel displays. This work, featured in the Office of Science’s Stories of Discovery & Innovation, was supported in part by the Center on Nanostructuring for Efficient Energy Conversion (CNEEC), an EFRC led by Fritz Prinz and Stacey Bent at Stanford University.


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01.23.13

January 2013 EFRC Newsletter

The 7th edition of Frontiers in Energy ResearchExternal link, the EFRC Newsletter created by an editorial board of early career EFRC members, was published online on January 23, 2013.
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12.05.12

Stories of Discovery & Innovation: Preventing Laptop Fires and Thermal Runaway

Researchers point to “self-healing” materials as a potential means of improving lithium ion battery safety. This work, featured in the Office of Science’s Stories of Discovery & Innovation, was supported in part by the Center for Electrical Energy Storage (CEES), an EFRC led by Michael Thackeray at Argonne National Laboratory.



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10.31.12

Stories of Discovery & Innovation: Profiting from Waste?

Researchers fashion a record-breaking material to recycle waste heat into electricity. This work, featured in the Office of Science’s Stories of Discovery & Innovation, was supported in part by the Revolutionary Materials for Solid State Energy Conversion (RMSSEC), an EFRC led by Donald Morelli at Michigan State University.


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10.10.12

October 2012 EFRC Newsletter

The 6th edition of Frontiers in Energy ResearchExternal link, the EFRC Newsletter created by an editorial board of early career EFRC members, was published online on October, 2012.
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09.24.12

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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08.27.12

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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08.06.12

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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07.12.12

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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06.11.12

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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