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Image shows the “stripes” (the alternating yellow and blue regions) of electronic charge alignment found in a ferroelectric thin film.09.01.13Science Highlights

Towards Understanding Electronic Switching in Magnets

Researchers have invented a new x-ray imaging technique that could reveal key atomic-scale properties in ferroelectric magnetic materials. Read More »

Data points indicating the strength of long-range charge order (top) show that the static stripe order disappears at 240 K, while the data related to short-range dynamic correlations (bottom) show a gradual decay at much higher temperatures.09.01.13Science Highlights

The Role of Stripes in Superconducting Behavior

Using neutron diffraction, movement of charged atoms arranged as “stripes” was captured for the first time. Read More »

Measured phase diagram for the three solid phases of vanadium oxide (VO2): metallic (golden), insulating M1 (grey), and insulating M2 (purple).09.01.13Science Highlights

Fundamental New Insight Into Material for Optical-Switching

A triple point, where three different atomic structures coexist simultaneously, has been uncovered in vanadium dioxide. Read More »

Monsoon clouds gather over the Bay of Bengal in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.09.01.13Science Highlights

Tracing Aerosol Impacts on South Asian Monsoons

The effect of pollution aerosols on monsoons. Read More »

08.30.13FROM THE LABS

ORNL-Grown Oxygen ‘Sponge’ Presents Path to Better Catalysts, Energy MaterialsExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new oxygen “sponge” that can easily absorb or shed oxygen atoms at low temperatures. Read More »

A computer generated image of the new Ames Sensitive Instrument Facility. 08.29.13FROM THE LABS

Ames Laboratory to Build Sensitive Instrument FacilityExternal link

New facility will allow scientists to study materials at the atomic scale and aid in their discovery and design of new ones. Read More »

08.29.13FROM THE LABS

Size Matters as Nanocrystals Go Through PhasesExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers at the Molecular Foundry reveal fundamental size-dependence of metal nanocrystals undergoing phase transitions. Read More »

Artistic rendition of liquid-liquid separation in a supersaturated calcium carbonate solution. 08.26.13FROM THE LABS

Computer Simulations Indicate Calcium Carbonate Has a Dense Liquid PhaseExternal link

Berkeley Lab research could help scientists predict how carbon is stored underground. Read More »

08.15.13FROM THE LABS

New Twist in the Graphene StoryExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers, working at the Advanced Light Source, have discovered that in the making of bilayer graphene, a tiny structural twist arises that can lead to surprisingly strong changes in the material’s electronic properties.
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Delia Milliron, Guillermo Garcia, and Anna Llordés created a new electrochromic material that can dynamically control transmission of both visible light and near-infrared light, enabling a new generation of smart windows. 08.14.13FROM THE LABS

Raising the IQ of Smart WindowsExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers create new window coating which could lead to increased comfort and significant savings. Read More »

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