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Sequentially deposited green, orange, and red-emitting quantum dots serve as sensitizers within the titanium oxide film to render a rainbow architecture for harvesting photons from sunlight.06.01.14Science Highlights

Tuning Into the Right Wavelength: Quantum Dot Rainbow Increases Solar Cell Efficiency

Layers of quantum dots Form “rainbow architecture” that enhances light absorption in a solar cell. Read More »

EPR spectra (A) with generated with isotope labeled tyrosines show that a tyrosine radical (B) is cleaved to form an oxobenzyl radical (C) as an intermediate in forming the CO and CN Fe ligands in FeFe hydrogenase.06.01.14Science Highlights

Totally Radical: Unique Chemistry Needed to Make a Biological Hydrogen Catalyst

Key steps revealed in assembling the active site of a hydrogen-generating catalyst in bacteria. Read More »

Color map (left) reconstructed image showing the direction of magnetization and the stray magnetic fields in and around a cobalt nanospiral (color wheel indicates magnetization direction) that is only 20 nm in diameter (images taken using high resolution Lorentz microscopy), and (right) tomographic reconstruction showing the 3D shape of the nano-spiral.06.01.14Science Highlights

Magnetic Structure of Sculpted Nanospirals

Direct visualization of magnetic structures gives researchers a window into new possibilities at the Nanoscale. Read More »

Production of hydrogen through the water-gas shift reaction on Pt-CeOx interfaces supported on titania.06.01.14Science Highlights

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

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

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).06.01.14Science Highlights

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

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

Local regions of gel shrink when exposed to light through a photomask apeture.06.01.14Science Highlights

Morphing Polymer Shape and Motion with Light

Computational modelling shows how the shape and motion in a polymer gel can be controlled solely by light. Read More »


JCAP Stabilizes Common Semiconductors For Solar Fuels GenerationExternal link

Caltech researchers devise a method to protect the materials in a solar-fuel generator. Read More »

Materials scientist Huolin Xin in Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials. 05.30.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Pinpoint the Creeping Nanocrystals Behind Lithium-Ion Battery DegradationExternal link

Two breakthrough studies track the nanoscale structural changes that degrade battery performance during cycles of charge and discharge. Read More »


A Path Toward More Powerful Tabletop AcceleratorsExternal link

Laser light needn’t be as precise as previously thought to drive new breed of miniature particle accelerators, say Berkeley Lab researchers. Read More »

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory's Center for Nanoscale Materials created the transistors, which are the world's thinnest flexible 2-D transparent thin-film transistors. 05.29.14FROM THE LABS

Flexible, Transparent Thin Film Transistors Raise Hopes for Flexible ScreensExternal link

Argonne National Laboratory has reported the creation of the world’s thinnest flexible, see-through 2-D thin film transistors. Read More »

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