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Calculations predict the zeolite structure schematically shown in the figure will effectively capture methane from a low-quality natural gas mixture of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4).April 2013Science Highlights

Discovery of New Materials to Capture Methane

Predicted materials could economically produce high-purity methane from natural gas systems and separate methane from coal mine ventilation systems. Read More »

Laser Plasma Wakefield AccelerationApril 2013Science Highlights

How Accelerator Physicists Save Time

A boosted frame of reference boosts the speed of calculations. Read More »

The density of bonding electrons (red and yellow) in silicon (upper left) is rather evenly distributed, whereas in zinc oxide (upper right), it is concentrated around the oxygen atoms.March 2013Science Highlights

Understanding How Semiconductors Absorb Light

Advances in how we calculate optical properties of semiconductors shorten the path to improved solar cells and other optoelectronic devices. Read More »

An electrolyte molecule (ethylene carbonate: C3H4O3) weakly binds (dashed line) to the positive electrode surface (Li0.6Mn2O4)...February 2013Science Highlights

Understanding Nature’s Choreography in Batteries

Charge-discharge chemistry for lithium ion batteries elucidated by theoretical calculations. Read More »

To map the oceanic subsurface at a scale and resolution previously unknown, EMGeo unites the latest in computing power with advanced geophysical imaging techniques.October 2012Science Highlights

Finding Hidden Oil and Gas Reserves

Supercomputers + Software + electromagnetic images yield new way to discriminate underground deposits from surrounding geology. Read More »

X-ray computer tomography (CT) image showing solid carbonate (calcite, green) grown in a network of glass beads (blue).July 2012Science Highlights

Underground Storage of Carbon Dioxide—as a Solid

Nanoscale features in rocks enable more carbon dioxide to be trapped as a solid carbonate material underground. Read More »

Carbon dioxide gas separation is important for many environmental and energy applications.June 2012Science Highlights

Supercomputers Drive Discovery of Materials for More Efficient Carbon Capture

Researchers use NERSC to Create Carbon Dioxide-Separating Polymer. Read More »

Nanometer-scale pores in single-layer freestanding grapheneApril 2012Science Highlights

Water, Water, Everywhere

NERSC helps researchers design new desalination technology. Read More »

Hierarchically porous electrode made of self-assembled functionalized graphene sheets.October 2011Science Highlights

Graphene-based Electrode Leads to Highest Capacity Lithium-Air Batteries

New approach to molecular self-assembly produces porous, thin films of carbon (aka graphene), enabling high-capacity electrodes for lithium-air batteries. Read More »

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