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Fig 1 Angular-resolved measurement of the output of a double embedded photonic crystal LED at a wavelength of 455 nm (emission in the blue).April 2012Science Highlights

Enhancing the Output of LED Lighting

Adding nanostructured regions to boost LED light output. Read More »

Depiction of the new thermal transport mechanism.April 2012Science Highlights

Discovery of a New Mechanism of Thermal Transport

Current-carrying nanotubes heat up nearby materials but not themselves, indicating a new path to energy-efficient electronics. Read More »

Four different color lasers being combined to create white light.April 2012Science Highlights

New Tools to Manufacture Higher-Efficiency Lighting

Understanding how chemical vapors interact leads to better production equipment and increased lighting efficiency. Read More »

Illustration of self-healing in a fractured polymer via dynamic hydrogen bond interchange.April 2012Science Highlights

Spontaneously Self-healing Polymers

Overcoming a fundamental dilemma in making polymers that combine strength and toughness with spontaneous healing capability. Read More »

Structural and atomic models of mesoporous platinum...April 2012Science Highlights

Improving Catalysis by Putting the Best Face Forward

New catalyst structures for fuel cells in vehicles improve activity and stability compared to commercial platinum counterparts. Read More »

The first all-polymeric “plastic” organic solar cell on a flexible substrate...April 2012Science Highlights

There’s a Great Future in Plastic Solar Cells

Researchers have created an environmentally-friendly plastic coating that converts a wide range of electrical conductors into air-stable components for flexible, less expensive electronics. Read More »

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory photobioreactorApril 2012Science Highlights

Understanding How Bacteria Use Sunlight

New insights into the effect of light quality on bacterial metabolism and respiration. Read More »

Used fuel in a Fukushima cooling pond after the earthquake.March 2012Science Highlights

Lessons from Fukushima

Experts look at past nuclear accidents and potential scenarios to identify gaps in understanding nuclear fuel behavior. Read More »

Schematic of synthesis of flexible, binder-free high performance electrodes.March 2012Science Highlights

Novel Electrodes for High Performance Batteries

New nanostructured electrodes have 10 times the charging speed and higher battery power. Read More »

Crystal structure of the gas-separating MOF Fe2(dobdc).March 2012Science Highlights

Cutting the Cost for Commercial Gas Purification – Theory Leads the Way for a Materials Solution

Novel material for purifying gases could significantly lower industrial energy costs. Read More »

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