Science Highlights

Novel Porous Materials 07.26.16Science Highlight

Novel Porous Materials Made from Flexible “Spaghetti-like” Molecules

Scientists transformed flexible one-dimensional molecular chains into a structured, well-defined porous three-dimensional material. Read More »

Getting Light in Shape with Metamaterials 07.26.16Science Highlight

Getting Light in Shape with Metamaterials

Nanoscale metallic cavities coupled to semiconductor materials can dramatically change the characteristics of light from a laser. Read More »

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 »