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The Penning trap was used to precisely measure the masses of isotopes provided by CARIBU.December 2013Science Highlights

Modeling Cosmic Nucleosynthesis

First measurements of isotopes produced by Argonne’s new CARIBU facility provide insight into the creation of the elements in the universe. 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 Highlights

Towards Truly White LED Lighting

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

10-m South Pole Telescope at the National Science Foundation’s Amundsen-Scott Research Station.August 2013Science Highlights

Patterns in the Cosmos Trace Evolution of the Universe

Detection of subtle polarization patterns in the Cosmic Microwave Background opens a new window on fundamental physics and cosmology. Read More »

A toroid SMES system consisting of a number of high field coils made with the High Temperature Superconductors (HTS).August 2013Science Highlights

Massive Energy Storage in Superconductors (SMES)

Novel high temperature superconductor magnet technology charts new territory. Read More »

Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) experiments have been used to visualize the formation of composite particles called “heavy electrons” with the lowering of temperature.July 2013Science Highlights

Visualizing the Onset of “Heavy Electron” Superconductivity

Electrons can behave as if they are a hundred times heavier than free electrons and superconducting. Read More »

Scanning electron micrograph of a new solid electrolyte material (lithium thiophosphate) showing its surface morphology and the nanoscale porosity which are responsible for its high ionic conductivity; Inset shows its crystal structure.July 2013Science Highlights

New Materials for High-Energy, Long-Life Rechargeable Batteries

Using sulfur-rich, highly ionic compounds as cathodes and electrolytes enables solid-state lithium-sulfur rechargeable batteries. Read More »

The structure of the iron MOF showing iron (orange), nitrogen (blue), and carbon (gray) atoms, as viewed along the triangular channels.July 2013Science Highlights

Fewer Steps to Higher Octane Gasoline in Petroleum Refining

A novel metal-organic framework (MOF) efficiently separates higher octane components from the low value ones, offering great potential for significant cost reduction in gasoline production. Read More »

Cartoon depicting how the ionic liquid molecules arrange in electrically charged interfaces (not to scale).June 2013Science Highlights

Don’t Count Your Ions Before They Dissociate

Ionic liquids found to behave differently than expected. Read More »

Protons and x-rays permit direct, nondestructive imaging of melting and solidification of metal alloys.June 2013Science Highlights

Using Protons to Peer into Metal Solidification

Proton radiography is a new tool for imaging melting and solidification of metals. Read More »

Daya BayJune 2013Science Highlights

The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment Sees Evidence that Electron Neutrinos Turn into Muon Neutrinos

Surprisingly large effect greatly increases the probability that new neutrino experiments will be able to see the differences between matter and antimatter. Read More »

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