Science Highlights

Invisible Elements07.20.16Science Highlight

New Imaging Technique Sees Elements that Are “Invisible” to Common Methods

Molecular Foundry-pioneered instrument produces detailed views of lightweight atoms. Read More »

Flexible DNA07.20.16Science Highlight

Revealing the Fluctuations of Flexible DNA in 3D

First-of-their-kind images could aid in use of DNA to build tiny, lightweight devices. Read More »

CFN07.20.16Science Highlight

Something Deep Within: Nanocrystals Grown in Nanowires

This development could lead to new materials for ultra-small transistors, diodes, and more Read More »

Quantum Computing07.20.16Science Highlight

New Device Steps Us Towards Quantum Computing

Researchers trapped and detected ensembles of electrons, an important step in isolating single electrons for use in a new generation of low-power supercomputing. Read More »

Boron Boost07.20.16Science Highlight

Boron Boosts Graphene’s Sensitivity to Noxious Gases

International team shows that modified graphene is 105 times more sensitive at detecting ammonia. Read More »

A jar of bio-oil, an alternate “crude oil” for transportation fuels currently made from petroleum, is created by first rapidly heating plant matter in a process called pyrolysis.06.20.16Science Highlight

Water Gunks Up Biofuels Production from Bio-Oils

New findings will help extend the lifetime of catalysts used to process bio-oils in liquid systems. Read More »

Scientists achieved a seamless connection between two disparate materials: a graphene sheet and boron nitride nanotube, as depicted in the bottom overlay by a gray sheet and pink and purple tube.06.10.16Science Highlight

Working Better Together: Two Materials Defining the Future of High-Speed Electronics

Junctions between conductive graphene and insulating nanotubes could lead to faster electronics and computers. Read More »

Thermal properties of a black phosphorus nanoribbon were a factor of two different along two directions in the crystal structure.06.10.16Science Highlight

Keeping Cool with a Black Semiconductor

The orientation-dependent thermal properties of black phosphorous could be used to keep microchips cool and improve their efficiency. Read More »

A snapshot from a large quantum molecular dynamics simulation of the production of hydrogen molecules (green) from an aluminum-lithium alloy nanoparticle containing 16,661 atoms (represented by the silver contour of charge density) and dissolved charged lithium atoms (red).06.09.16Science Highlight

Towards Eco-friendly Industrial-Scale Hydrogen Production

Atomic-scale simulations predict how to use nanoparticles to increase hydrogen production. Read More »

A cage-like protein (gray) called ferritin was engineered to have metal hubs (blue) on its surface.06.09.16Science Highlight

Modular Construction - on a Molecular Scale

Predictable assembly of protein building blocks result in a new class of porous materials, with potential uses ranging from efficient fuel storage to practical carbon capture and conversion. Read More »

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