Science Highlights

Breathable and Stretchable Protein Wafers08.19.16Science Highlight

Breathable and Stretchable Protein Wafers

A simple chemical bonding approach enables assembly of very thin porous protein crystals that are bendable and adaptive—requirements for flexible electronics or batteries.

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Fast and Furious Bucket Brigade08.19.16Science Highlight

Fast and Furious Bucket Brigade

Confining water in tiny straws confirms predicted rapid transport of protons along a water “wire”—vital for more efficient fuel cells.

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Determining Real Molecules in Operating Batteries08.17.16Science Highlight

Determining Real Molecules in Operating Batteries

Scientists determined new molecular-level information at the solid/liquid interface, pushing toward better energy storage devices.

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“High-Occupancy” Vehicle (HOV) Battery08.17.16Science Highlight

“High-Occupancy” Vehicle (HOV) Battery

Towards higher energy density batteries: singly charged lithium ions replaced by doubly charged magnesium ions.

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Finding Where the Missing Proton Goes in Water08.07.16Science Highlight

Finding Where the Missing Proton Goes in Water

Researchers tackle a grand challenge by capturing vibrations in the “magic” cage formed when 21-water molecules capture a single proton.

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Unmasking the Molecule08.07.16Science Highlight

Unmasking the Molecule

Researchers reveal the structure of individual chemical bonds using specialized imaging techniques.

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The Controlling Light08.07.16Science Highlight

The Controlling Light

Visible lasers offer exquisite control of x-ray light in a tabletop apparatus, potentially providing access to new insights to chemical reactions, proteins, and even atoms’ inner workings. Read More »

New X-Ray Matter Interaction Observed at Ultra-High Intensity08.05.16Science Highlight

New X-Ray Matter Interaction Observed at Ultra-High Intensity

Previously unobserved scattering shows unexpected sensitivity to bound electrons, providing new insights into x-ray interactions with matter and opening the door to new probes of matter. Read More »

08.05.16Science Highlight

Photoelectrodes Revealed!

New spectroscopic probe will aid design of more efficient sunlight-to-fuel devices.

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Inducing Separation08.05.16Science Highlight

Inducing Separation

Scientists discover a direct electron-transfer process with a higher efficiency for charge separation than previous mechanisms.

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