Science Highlights

Gallium arsenide nanowire arrays grown on a silicon substrate are studied using photoelectrochemistry.

Stacking Semiconductors for Artificial Photosynthesis

Nanowire-based design incorporates two semiconductors to enhance absorption of light. Read More »

Schematic view of the chlorine (Cl) addition - hydrochloric acid (HCl) elimination reaction with isobutene.

Roaming Dynamics in Bimolecular Reactions

Study reveals peculiar mechanism of radical addition-elimination, enabling more accurate modeling of combustion and other reactions. Read More »

Hot nanowires emit lattice vibrations known as phonons into underlying materials. When closely packed, phonon collisions can more efficiently transport heat away.

Staying Close and Keeping Cool

Hot nanostructures cool faster when they are physically close together. Read More »

An interferogram showing the photoelectron energy vs. delay time between identical femtosecond pump and probe pulses, which excite coherent three-photon photoemission at a single crystal silver surface.

Exciton, Exciton on the Wall

For the first time, researchers detect how light excites electrons in metal. Read More »

The polyborate anions wrap up the californium cations and bond to it at eight different sites.

Going Back to Californium: A Changing View of Covalency

Unusual structure, bonding, and properties may provide a new possibility for a californium borate. Read More »

The image on the left shows the general shape of a cubic CeO2 nanoparticle.

One Nanocrystal, Many Faces: Connecting the Atomic Surface Structures of CeO2 Nanocrystals to Catalysis

Imaging of cerium oxide nanocrystals provides new insights into the different behaviors of catalyst for emission control, other uses. Read More »

Perovskite nanowires have been found to function as shape-correlated stable light emitters.

All-Star Nanocrystals

Tiny semiconducting crystals show promise for solar cell architectures and light-emitting devices. Read More »

The new patent includes a compact programmable NANOrotator that allows the fabrication of “smart” tips.

Chemical Fingerprinting of Materials Takes More Than Just a Dab of Ink

Researchers patent new x-ray microscopy technology to “see” both the chemical and physical aspects of materials. Read More »

Complete nanobatteries are formed in each nanopore of a dense nanopore array (2 billion per square centimeter).

Precision Nanobatteries by the Billions

Tiny batteries made in nanopores manage ions and electrons for high power and extended life. Read More »

Rendering of carbon nanothreads as suggested by characterization techniques.

Carbon Nanothreads from Compressed Benzene

One-dimensional material has a diamond-like building block. Read More »