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Scanning Tunneling Microscope Image Showing Atomically Dispersed Palladium Atoms in a Copper Surface.June 2014Science Highlight

Isolated Palladium Atoms Allow Highly-Selective Catalysis of Hydrogenation Reactions

Single palladium atoms convert the surface of an inexpensive metal into an ultra-selective hydrogenation catalyst. Read More »

Sequentially deposited green, orange, and red-emitting quantum dots serve as sensitizers within the titanium oxide film to render a rainbow architecture for harvesting photons from sunlight.June 2014Science Highlight

Tuning Into the Right Wavelength: Quantum Dot Rainbow Increases Solar Cell Efficiency

Layers of quantum dots Form “rainbow architecture” that enhances light absorption in a solar cell. Read More »

Production of hydrogen through the water-gas shift reaction on Pt-CeOx interfaces supported on titania.June 2014Science Highlight

Stacking Metals for Better Catalysis: A New Type of Metal-Support Interaction

Designing a novel catalyst for the production of hydrogen. Read More »

Image of simulated soot particle courtesy of N. D. Loh and A. Freeberg, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.May 2014Science Highlight

More Than Meets the Eye: X-ray Vision Exposes Aerosol Structures

Soot particle diversity and complexity discovered using ultrafast x-rays at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS). Read More »

Modified amino acid residues leave a tell-tale “trail” of water’s passage through the protein and to the active site of the photosynthetic protein complex known as Photosystem II (PS II).May 2014Science Highlight

Following the Trail of Water Molecules Through Photosystem II During Photosynthesis

Researchers have identified a possible channel that enables substrate water molecules to travel to the active site of Photosystem II. Read More »

Disruption of Mediator rescues growth and fertility in Arabidopsis low lignin mutants.May 2014Science Highlight

Mediating Biofuel Complexity through “Mediator” Modification

Research points to more efficient and lower cost routes to high-yield biomass-derived renewable fuels. Read More »

Light emitting diode comprising an active layer of engineered quantum dots (QDs) contacted by electron (bottom) and hole (top) transport/injection layers.May 2014Science Highlight

Improving Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diodes: One Step Closer to Lighting Up Your Room

Nanoscale engineering boosts the performance of quantum dot light emitting diodes. Read More »

A single photon is absorbed by a pair of pentacene molecules to generate an energetically excited state consisting of a bound electron-hole pair (i.e., a singlet exciton) and involving the electron orbitals of both pentacene molecules (shown on the left).April 2014Science Highlight

Two-for-One Deal for Photovoltaics

Process doubles photocurrent from visible sunlight in organic solar cells. Read More »

Schematic of mechanism for generating a magnetic field.October 2013Science Highlight

Spinning a New Type of Magnetic Field

Harnessing the spins of electrons in a new way - enabling efficient magnetic switching and holding promise for spintronic devices. Read More »

The visible light emission from a polymer film containing platinum atoms has been tuned by adjusting the spacing of the platinum atoms in the polymer chain.September 2013Science Highlight

Towards Truly White LED Lighting

Adding platinum atoms tunes the color of emitted light. Read More »

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