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Control of the synthesis results in a diversity of self-assembled structures formed by sticky colloidal particles:  array of “mushrooms” (left), wavy colloidal “fur”, dense fiber network, and three-dimensional reconstruction of the network (right).June 2014Science Highlight

Growing Nano “Hair” for Electrodes - From the Bottom Up

Electric fields control growth of “sticky” polymer particles. Read More »

Production of hydrogen through the water-gas shift reaction on Pt-CeOx interfaces supported on titania.June 2014Science Highlight

Stacking Metals for Better Catalysis: A New Type of Metal-Support Interaction

Designing a novel catalyst for the production of hydrogen. Read More »

Difference between calculated and experimentally measured masses of oxygen isotopes as a function of mass number.May 2014Science Highlight

Streamlining the Nuclear Force

An optimized nuclear force model yields a high-precision interaction with an unexpected descriptive power. Read More »

Disruption of Mediator rescues growth and fertility in Arabidopsis low lignin mutants.May 2014Science Highlight

Mediating Biofuel Complexity through “Mediator” Modification

Research points to more efficient and lower cost routes to high-yield biomass-derived renewable fuels. Read More »

Light emitting diode comprising an active layer of engineered quantum dots (QDs) contacted by electron (bottom) and hole (top) transport/injection layers.May 2014Science Highlight

Improving Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diodes: One Step Closer to Lighting Up Your Room

Nanoscale engineering boosts the performance of quantum dot light emitting diodes. Read More »

The Q-weak experiment at Jefferson Lab precisely measured the weak force's hold on the proton.May 2014Science Highlight

Q-weak Experiment Determines Proton's Weak Charge

Scientists make the first experimental determination of the weak charge of the proton and extract the weak charges of the neutron and up and down quarks. Read More »

Left photo shows researchers collecting sea-water samples containing diatoms from an oceanographic sampling device. Photo at right shows microscopic image of a small colony of diatoms in the sea water.May 2014Science Highlight

Silicon-32 is an Important Radiotracer in Assessing Global Climate Models

The DOE Isotope Program restores an important inventory of the radioisotope silicon-32 (Si-32). Read More »

Selenium (grey allotrope): a micronutrient essential for the human body.May 2014Science Highlight

Growing the Tool Box for Medical Imaging: The Selenium-72/Arsenic-72 Generator

Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Missouri have designed a new source of a valuable imaging isotope. Read More »

Assembly of high gradient SC cavities and SC solenoids in the clean room.April 2014Science Highlight

Advances in High Power Compact Accelerators

Argonne superconducting radiofrequency technology boosts a variety of applications. Read More »

String of seven superconducting resonators and four superconducting solenoid magnets for the new cryostat.April 2014Science Highlight

Advances in Ion Accelerators Boost Argonne’s ATLAS User Facility

Argonne’s new superconducting cryomodule enhances its ATLAS heavy-ion accelerator. Read More »