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Changes in the crystal structure and electronic properties of vanadium dioxide (VO2) occur during its insulator-to-metal phase transition (V blue; O red).03.01.15Science Highlights

Insulator-to-Metal Transition of Vanadium Dioxide

New studies explain the transition, providing a quantitative picture of a 50-year-old mystery. Read More »

Numerical simulation of the magnetic inhomogeneity (red = magnetism, blue = superconductivity) caused by replacing 1% of the indium atoms in a superconductor (CeCoIn5) with cadmium atoms.03.01.15Science Highlights

A potential Rosetta Stone of high temperature superconductivity

Discovery paves the way to quantitatively investigate the interplay among magnetism, superconductivity and disorder in high temperature superconductors. Read More »

Yale University 02.27.15University Research

Yale Physicists Find a New Form of Quantum FrictionExternal link

Physicists at Yale University have observed a new form of quantum friction that could serve as a basis for robust information storage in quantum computers in the future. Read More »


Office of Science Salutes New IEEE Fellows

Two researchers join a distinguished company at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Read More »


SLAC-led Research Team Bends Highly Energetic Electron Beam with CrystalExternal link

An international team of researchers working at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has demonstrated that a bent silicon crystal can bend the paths of focused, very energetic electron beams much more than magnets used today. Read More »

Boston College University 02.26.15University Research

Boston College Chemist: Nano-Coatings Stabilize Carbon for Lithium-Air BatteriesExternal link

Associate Professor of Chemistry Dunwei Wang has been developing materials that might one day enable the manufacture of new batteries capable of meeting power demands within the size and cost constraints of car makers and other industries. Read More »


A New X-Ray Microscope for Nanoscale ImagingExternal link

This groundbreaking instrument at Brookhaven National Lab, designed to deliver a suite of unprecedented x-ray imaging capabilities for the Hard X-ray Nanoprobe (HXN) beamline, brings researchers one step closer to the ultimate goal of nanometer resolution at NSLS-II, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility. Read More »


First Direct Observation of Carbon Dioxide’s Increasing Greenhouse Effect at the Earth’s SurfaceExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers link rising CO2 levels from fossil fuels to an upward trend in radiative forcing at two locations. Read More »

University of Maryland 02.26.15University Research

Massive Amounts of Saharan Dust Fertilize the Amazon RainforestExternal link

New joint study by the University of Maryland and NASA quantifies the connection between Earth's largest temperate desert and its largest tropical rainforest. Read More »

Brandeis University 02.26.15University Research

Want Renewable Energy? There’s an Enzyme for that.External link

For the first time, Brandeis University researchers have observed and recorded each step of how the enzyme adenylate kinase (ADK), catalyzes the transfer of energy in our cells. Read More »

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