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A time sequence of three-dimensional views shows a stable whirlpool (red) is formed from a decaying vortex ring (time index 160), eventually straightening out (200 and 350).07.01.15Science Highlight

Mystery Object in Ultracold Superfluids Identified in New Simulation

Computational algorithms show whirlpools, not disks, form and dissipate on fluid’s surface. Read More »

High-speed photographs of a falling water droplet on a nanostructured surface (top) before, (middle) during, and (bottom) after impact.07.01.15Science Highlight

Super Water-Repellant Coatings Can Now Take the Pressure

Careful tuning of a surface at the nanoscale could lead to robust materials for solar panels, other uses. Read More »

A proton (marked in yellow) is initially attached to a water molecule above the layer of carbon (grey) in graphene.07.01.15Science Highlight

The World’s Thinnest Proton Channel

Atomic-scale defects in graphene are shown to selectively allow protons to pass through a barrier that is just one carbon atom thick. Read More »

The STAR detector measures the energy and angle of the electron from the W boson decay produced in the proton-proton collision.06.01.15Science Highlight

Antiquark Makes Positive Contribution to Proton Spin

Scientists shed new light on a proton's spin, refining our understanding of nuclear physics. Read More »

Diamond optical cavities allow laser light (green arrow) to excite electrons on atoms held within the cavities, transferring information about the atoms outward via light (red arrow).06.01.15Science Highlight

Miniscule Mirrored Cavities Connect Quantum Memories

New structures could accelerate progress toward faster computing and high-security data transfer across fiber optic networks. Read More »

Radium-224/lead-212 generator with the shield cap removed to show the tubing connections to the column.06.01.15Science Highlight

DOE Isotope Program Announces Availability of Radionuclide Generators for Medical Research

Lead and bismuth systems are being produced to fill the nation’s need for short-lived, alpha-emitting isotopes. Read More »

The polyborate anions wrap up the californium cations and bond to it at eight different sites.05.01.15Science Highlight

Going Back to Californium: A Changing View of Covalency

Unusual structure, bonding, and properties may provide a new possibility for a californium borate. Read More »

In this microfluidic water electrolysis device, the channels in which oxygen and hydrogen are generated by splitting water are separated by a chemically inert wall (red). The conduction of protons from one channel to the other, which is required for continuous operation, occurs via a Nafion® membrane cap (blue).05.01.15Science Highlight

Can Small Go Big? Microfluidics Aid Quest for Artificial Photosynthesis

Small-scale device provides easy “plug-and-play” testing of molecules and materials for artificial photosynthesis and fuel cell technologies. Read More »

Illustration of Jefferson Lab's CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS), along with an event reconstructed from the data.05.01.15Science Highlight

Spin and Parity Measurements of the Elusive Lambda(1405) Particle

First description of common particle’s properties provides insights into the nature of the universe. Read More »

Perovskite nanowires have been found to function as shape-correlated stable light emitters.05.01.15Science Highlight

All-Star Nanocrystals

Tiny semiconducting crystals show promise for solar cell architectures and light-emitting devices. Read More »