Science Highlights

Atomic Blimp Stretches a Crystal07.26.16Science Highlight

Atomic Blimp Stretches a Crystal

Implanted helium ions “tuned” complex behaviors—enabling design of new materials for efficient electricity storage and testing theories. Read More »

Next-Generation Electric Switches07.26.16Science Highlight

Moving Beyond Semiconductors for Next-Generation Electric Switches

Meticulously designed oxide thin films exhibit well-defined ON/OFF states that could be used in small, energy-efficient electronics. Read More »

Modeling Sunlight Harvesting in Nanostructures07.25.16Science Highlight

Modeling Sunlight Harvesting in Nanostructures

Predicting nanosystems with unanticipated properties can advance next-generation solar panels and electronics. Read More »

Super-ion-Building-Blocks-lrg07.25.16Science Highlight

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Super-ion Building Blocks

Materials based on clusters of atoms called “super-ions” may revolutionize the whole solar cell industry.

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Claire07.25.16Science Highlight

Soft and Small Imaging Breakthrough

Researchers develop breakthrough technique for non-invasive electron microscopy for soft materials Read More »

Superacid treatment of semiconductors 07.25.16Science Highlight

Coming to a Monitor near You: Notorious “Perfection”

Superacid treatment of semiconductors could lead to atomically perfect transparent displays and energy-efficient computer chips. Read More »

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 »