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Understanding the conditions and pathways that position populations of isolated ions and shared proton species as they react in water allows scientists to better understand the chemistry of concentrated hydrogen chloride solutions, which has implications in chemical processes ranging from refining oil to building longer-lasting batteries.08.01.15Science Highlight

Keeping the Ions Close: A New Activity

Study changes perception on how acids behave in water. 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.08.01.15Science Highlight

The Importance of Hydration

Spectroscopy combined with theory and computation determines the interaction between carbon dioxide and water. 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.08.01.15Science Highlight

Magnetic Amplification in Cosmic Field Explained

Experimental turbulence model matches the magnetic field amplification seen within the remains of a supernova. 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.08.01.15Science 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 »

Initial hot spots created by collisions of one, two, and three-particle ions with much larger gold ions.08.01.15Science 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 »

The matrix-free ionization platform consists of an array of silicon nanoposts.08.01.15Science Highlight

One in a Million: Analyzing Metabolites in a Single Cell

Commercialized nanopost array platform reveals metabolic changes in individual cells due to environmental stress. Read More »


One Higgs is the Loneliest NumberExternal link

Physicists discovered one type of Higgs boson in 2012. Now they’re looking for more. There could be more types, since two primary theories – compositeness and Supersymmetry - predict multiple Higgs particles. Read More »

Virginia Tech University 07.31.15University Research

New Insight on How Crystals Form May Advance Materials, Health, and Basic Science ResearchExternal link

An international group of researchers, including scientists from Virginia Tech and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, have shown how nature uses a variety of pathways to grow crystals that go beyond the classical, one-atom-at-a-time route. Read More »


Magnetism at NanoscaleExternal link

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory are building a unique optical magnetometer to probe magnetism at the nano- and mesoscale. Read More »


Meet the High-Performance Single-Molecule DiodeExternal link

A team of researchers from Berkeley Lab and Columbia University has passed a major milestone in molecular electronics with the creation of the world’s highest-performance single-molecule diode. Read More »

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