Science Highlights

Perovskite nanowires have been found to function as shape-correlated stable light emitters.05.01.15Science Highlight

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.04.01.15Science Highlight

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).04.01.15Science Highlight

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.04.01.15Science Highlight

Carbon Nanothreads from Compressed Benzene

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

Map of carbon dioxide dissolution across the Bravo Dome gas field.04.01.15Science Highlight

Carbon Sequestration in New Mexico’s Bravo Dome

Study of natural reservoir provides new clues for the long-term viability of geological carbon dioxide storage. Read More »

Numerical simulation of the magnetic inhomogeneity (red = magnetism, blue = superconductivity) caused by replacing 1% of the indium atoms in a superconductor (CeCoIn5) with cadmium atoms.03.01.15Science Highlight

A potential Rosetta Stone of high temperature superconductivity

Discovery paves the way to quantitatively investigate the interplay among magnetism, superconductivity and disorder in high temperature superconductors. Read More »

Illustration of the catalytic oxygen reduction reaction on the surface of platinum-nickel nanoframes with multilayered platinum skin structure.03.01.15Science Highlight

Multimetal Nanoframes Improve Catalyst Performance

Concentrating noble-metal catalyst atoms on the surface of porous nano-frame alloys shows over thirty-fold increase in performance. Read More »

Palladium-nickel nanoparticles (top structural model) are synthesized and then exposed to reactive gases (lower right) while being probed with high-energy x-rays.03.01.15Science Highlight

Optimizing Atomic Neighborhoods for Speedier Chemical Reactions

Clusters with longer separations between atoms had enhanced catalytic activity. Read More »

Depiction of carbon nanotube (gray) inserted into a cell membrane, with a single strand of DNA (gold) passing through the nanotube.03.01.15Science Highlight

Spontaneous Formation of Biomimetic, Nanoporous Membrane Channels

Carbon nanotubes insert into artificial and active cell membranes, reproducing major features of biological channels. Read More »

Changes in the crystal structure and electronic properties of vanadium dioxide (VO2) occur during its insulator-to-metal phase transition (V blue; O red).03.01.15Science Highlight

Insulator-to-Metal Transition of Vanadium Dioxide

New studies explain the transition, providing a quantitative picture of a 50-year-old mystery. Read More »