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From the Bottom Up: Manipulating Nanoribbons at the Molecular LevelExternal link

researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a new precision approach for synthesizing graphene nanoribbons from pre-designed molecular building blocks. Read More »


Water, Water, Everywhere — Controlling the Properties of NanomaterialsExternal link

Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are learning how the properties of water molecules on the surface of metal oxides can be used to better control these minerals and use them to make products such as more efficient semiconductors for organic light emitting diodes and solar cells. Read More »

Iowa State University 01.13.15University Research

Iowa State Nuclear Physicist Makes the Case for Studying the Strong Nuclear ForceExternal link

Iowa State's John Lajoie recently made the case for nuclear physics research and the multi-million-dollar experiments and huge collaborations it takes to make discoveries. Read More »

New York University 01.12.15University Research

NYU Researchers Identify Nature of Fish’s “Sixth Sense”External link

Team supported by the Office of Science and others helps solve mystery of how aquatic creatures respond to their environment. Read More »


Solar Cell Polymers with Multiplied Electrical OutputExternal link

A team from Brookhaven National Lab has found a new family of materials that produces "twin" electrical charges on single molecules, potentially paving the way for easy manufacture of more efficient solar devices. Read More »


World’s Most Powerful Camera Receives Funding ApprovalExternal link

The 3,200-megapixel centerpiece of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), which will provide unprecedented details of the universe and help address some of its biggest mysteries, has received key “Critical Decision 2” approval from the DOE. Read More »

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 01.09.15University Research

3D 'Pop-up' Silicon Structures: New Process Transforms Planar Materials into 3D MicroarchitecturesExternal link

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign describe a unique process for geometrically transforming two dimensional (2D) micro/nanostructures into extended 3D layouts by exploiting mechanics principles similar to those found in children’s ‘pop-up’ books. Read More »

Stony Brook University 01.09.15University Research

Mapping of Silver Matrix Formation in Batteries Will Enhance EfficiencyExternal link

Scientists at Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory are using pioneering x-ray techniques to map internal atomic transformations of the highly conductive silver matrix formation within lithium-based batteries that may lead to the design of more efficient batteries. Read More »

The TV on the right using Nanosys’ quantum dot technology shows a 50% wider range of colors than the standard white LED set on the left. 01.09.15FROM THE LABS

From the Lab to Your Digital Device, Quantum Dots Have Made Quantum LeapsExternal link

Berkeley Lab’s nanotechnology enlivens Nanosys’ displays, enhancing the color and saving energy. Read More »

Cornell University 01.08.15University Research

High-temperature Superconductor 'Fingerprint' FoundExternal link

Theorists and experimentalists working together at Cornell may have found the answer to a major challenge in condensed matter physics: identifying the smoking gun of why “unconventional” superconductivity occurs. Read More »

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