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Detailed electron microscopy images.November 2012Science Highlights

Turning Down the Heat on Carbon

Unusual reaction eschews high temperatures and water to lock away climate-changing carbon dioxide. Read More »

Using a molecular template before atomic layer deposition leads to cavities in thin oxide films that act as shape-selective sieving layers for oxidations and reductions.October 2012Science Highlights

Adding Nanocavities to Catalyst Surfaces Enhances Chemical Selectivity

Adding an oxide sieve, a layer containing nanocavities, to a catalyst surface makes the catalyst selective for specific reactions and increases efficiencies for chemical processes. Read More »

Elementary molecular model of Plutonium Dioxide.October 2012Science Highlights

A Major Advance in Understanding Plutonium

Observation of a plutonium nuclear magnetic resonance ends 50-year search and provides a key to deciphering its complex properties. 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 »

Electron momentum energy map of an oxygen (O2) moleculeOctober 2012Science Highlights

The Dance of Atoms in Molecules Captured in Ultrafast Time

The first real-time images of two atoms vibrating in a molecule have been captured using a technique called laser-induced electron diffraction. Read More »

Photoionization/mass spectrometry apparatus at the Advanced Light SourceOctober 2012Science Highlights

Synchrotron plus Mass Spectrometer equals New Insights Into Combustion Chemistry

Unique analysis of the reaction of propene with oxygen atom reveals the influence of electron spin on combustion chemistry. Read More »

The structure on the left shows the arrangement of atoms in a portion of the photosynthetic PSII complex that uses light to oxidize water.September 2012Science Highlights

Mimicking Photosynthesis for Production of Solar Fuels

A step closer to an artificial system using sunlight to produce hydrogen from water Read More »

Electron microscope image of new catalyst structure showing a single layer of platinum coating a palladium nanoparticle.August 2012Science Highlights

Improved Catalysts for Next Generation Fuel Cells

New design significantly increases the lifetime and reduces the platinum content in electrocatalysts needed for advanced fuel cells for automotive applications. Read More »

The Modular Caustic Side Solvent Extraction (CSSX) Unit nearing completion at the Savannah River Site.June 2012Science Highlights

Improved Method to Clean-Up Legacy Radioactive Waste

Chemistry provides a route to selective binding and extraction of radioactive cesium. 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 »

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