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A New Family Member for 2D Nanomaterials07.26.16Science Highlight

A New Family Member for 2D Nanomaterials

First atomically thin, halide perovskite sheets could be an alternative to graphene for future electronics. Read More »

Battery with a Built-in Bouncer07.26.16Science Highlight

Only the Good Shall Pass: Battery with a Built-in Bouncer

Microporous polymer separator prevents specific molecules from crossing battery and causing degradation and shorter lifetimes. Read More »

More Efficient Conversion of Water to Hydrogen Fuels 07.26.16Science Highlight

More Efficient Conversion of Water to Hydrogen Fuels

Assembling nano-sized bioreactors from a hydrogen-producing enzyme and a virus protein shell increases enzyme stability and catalytic activity. Read More »

“Electrolyte Balloons” Make Rechargeable Batteries Safer07.26.16Science Highlight

“Electrolyte Balloons” Make Rechargeable Batteries Safer

Squeezing spheres together creates a protective barrier that combines impressive conductivity with protection from short circuits. Read More »

Graphene Rewrites the Rules of Engagement 07.26.16Science Highlight

Graphene Rewrites the Rules of Engagement

Novel self-assembly can tune the electronic properties of graphene, possibly opening doors for tiny, powerful electronic devices. Read More »

Novel Porous Materials 07.26.16Science Highlight

Novel Porous Materials Made from Flexible “Spaghetti-like” Molecules

Scientists transformed flexible one-dimensional molecular chains into a structured, well-defined porous three-dimensional material. Read More »

Getting Light in Shape with Metamaterials 07.26.16Science Highlight

Getting Light in Shape with Metamaterials

Nanoscale metallic cavities coupled to semiconductor materials can dramatically change the characteristics of light from a laser. Read More »

Atomic Blimp Stretches a Crystal07.26.16Science Highlight

Atomic Blimp Stretches a Crystal

Implanted helium ions “tuned” complex behaviors—enabling design of new materials for efficient electricity storage and testing theories. Read More »

Next-Generation Electric Switches07.26.16Science Highlight

Moving Beyond Semiconductors for Next-Generation Electric Switches

Meticulously designed oxide thin films exhibit well-defined ON/OFF states that could be used in small, energy-efficient electronics. Read More »

07.26.16User Facility

Fundamental Fission Modeling Finds a FootholdExternal link

Using the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a team led by Aurel Bulgac of the University of Washington is spearheading this effort by developing a novel theoretical approach that extends DFT to superfluid nuclei, which exhibit characteristics similar to other strongly interacting systems of many fermions, or particles with half-integer spin such as superconducting materials. Read More »

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