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Selective hydrolysis and conversion of biomass hemicellulose to furfuralFebruary 2012Science Highlights

“One Pot” Recipe for Biofuels

“One pot” catalyst converts up to 20% of dry biomass to a critical chemical used in biofuel production. Read More »

2D nanosheets of sodium cobalt oxide made from a novel new process.January 2012Science Highlights

Metal Oxide Nanosheets: Graphene's Inorganic Cousin

New, scalable manufacturing technique grows metal oxide nanosheets with astronomical aspect-ratios, opening the door to intriguing material properties. Read More »

Quaternary ammonium oxidative demethylation: X-ray crystallographic, resonance Raman, and UV-Visible spectroscopic analysis of a Rieske-type demethylase.January 2012Science Highlights

Combining Tools to Understand Enzyme Function

New insights into metal ions at an enzyme’s active site. Read More »

Atomic force microscope (AFM) micrograph of arrays niobium islands (red) on gold underlayer (yellow)January 2012Science Highlights

Tailored Materials Containing Superconductor Islands May Lead to Improved Electronic Materials

Arrays of superconducting islands open up the possibility for tailor-made properties and functionality. Read More »

Atomic tomography image showing precipitates in an aluminum alloy.December 2011Science Highlights

New Aluminum Alloys for Energy-Efficient Transportation

High resolution imaging of atomic structure results in improved design of aluminum alloys. Read More »

The composite image shows some of the chemical species measured in a flat premixed flame at the Advanced Light Source.December 2011Science Highlights

Peering into the Flame

New insights from synchrotron-based studies are helping to assess the potential of new biofuels. Read More »

In carrier multiplication (CM), a single photon from sunlight creates two electron-hole pairsDecember 2011Science Highlights

Nanocrystal Solar Cells Squeeze Extra Juice Out of Sunlight

Laboratory measurements of “carrier multiplication” verified in real solar energy photovoltaic devices made of tiny quantum dots. Read More »

Movement and coalescence of catalyst particles in response to aging in fuel cells.December 2011Science Highlights

Fuel Cell Catalysts Caught in the Act of Aging

Researchers have captured the first three-dimensional images of changes in shape, composition, and position of individual catalyst particles during electrochemical cycling. Read More »

Spectroscopic FingerprintingDecember 2011Science Highlights

A New Tool to Probe the Inner Workings of Rechargeable Batteries

A new spectroscopic “fingerprinting” technique has been developed at a DOE user facility to identify chemical degradation products deep inside a working rechargeable battery. Read More »

Doping Co2ZnO4 with nickel (Ni)November 2011Science Highlights

Holes Are a Positive Thing: Designing Conductors for Solar Photovoltaics

Predicted by theory, and confirmed by experiments, novel materials are being discovered to improve photovoltaic efficiency. Read More »

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