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The benchmark catalyst Fe(CO)5 is irradiated with ultraviolet light, causing it to lose one of its five carbon monoxide groups.August 2015Science Highlight

Scientists Track Ultrafast Formation of Catalyst with X-ray Laser

First-of-its-kind measurements provide insights on reactions that could one day turn sunlight and water into fuels. Read More »

Scientists reported the first direct detection of a hydroperoxyalkyl radical—a class of reactive molecules denoted “QOOH”—that are key intermediates in combustion and atmospheric chemistry.August 2015Science Highlight

Combustion’s Mysterious “QOOH” Radicals Exposed

Direct measurement of an elusive but critical combustion molecule leads to more accurate models of ignition chemistry. Read More »

Specially designed, extremely small metal structures can trap light.August 2015Science Highlight

Light Speed Ahead!

Surface plasmons move at nearly the speed of light and travel farther than expected, possibly leading to faster electronic circuits. Read More »

When gaseous carbon dioxide (center) is dissolved in water, its water-fearing or hydrophobic nature creates a cylindrical cavity in the liquid, setting the stage for the proton transfer reactions that produce carbonic acid.August 2015Science Highlight

The Importance of Hydration

Spectroscopy combined with theory and computation determines the interaction between carbon dioxide and water. Read More »

A Super Uranyl-binding Protein with high affinity and selectivity could be used to mine uranium from seawater in the future.August 2015Science Highlight

Skimming Uranium from the Sea

Using computational methods, scientists tailor and adapt proteins to mine uranium from seawater. Read More »

Researchers added extra energy to the proton to produce a pair of quarks, which then yielded new particles.August 2015Science Highlight

Up and Down Quarks Favored Over Strange Ones

The proton's primary building blocks, up and down quarks, are produced more often than strange quarks in scattering experiments. Read More »

Initial hot spots created by collisions of one, two, and three-particle ions with much larger gold ions.August 2015Science Highlight

Discovered: Tiny Drops of “Perfect” Fluid that Existed in the Early Universe

Particles colliding at nearly light speed reveal information about the true nature of matter. Read More »

Cassiopeia A is the remnant of a supernova explosion that occurred over 300 years ago in our galaxy, at a distance of about 11,000 light years from us.August 2015Science Highlight

Magnetic Amplification in Cosmic Field Explained

Experimental turbulence model matches the magnetic field amplification seen within the remains of a supernova. Read More »

Dynamic and static paths for spontaneous fission of the element fermium-264 in two dimensions (plane of elongation (Q20) and triaxiality (Q22)).August 2015Science Highlight

Shape Matters when Modeling Nuclear Fission

Realistic computational view of how atom stretches informs microscopic description of nuclear energy production. Read More »

The top figure shows the energy/time distribution of the twin bunches measured with an X-band transverse deflector.July 2015Science Highlight

Two-color X-rays Give Scientists 3-D View of the Unknown

Pairs of precisely tuned X-ray pulses uncover ultrafast processes and previously unmapped structures. Read More »

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