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An photo of Sidney Drell and President Obama. 02.04.13FROM THE LABS

Obama Honors Sidney Drell with National Medal of ScienceExternal link

SLAC Deputy Director Emeritus Sidney Drell was one of 12 distinguished researchers to receive the National Medal of Science on Friday, Feb. 1, for his work in quantum physics and service as a science adviser on national security and intelligence. Read More »

Overall structure of 6-P-β-glucosidase and its comparison with 6-P-β-galactosidase.02.01.13Science Highlights

Breaking Down Enzymes’ Role in Biofuel Production

Molecular structures provide insights into biomass deconstruction. Read More »

Increased nitrogen in forest soils decreases the diversity and expression of genes involved in carbon deconstruction by bacteria and fungi, including this species in the order Auriculariales.02.01.13Science Highlights

Elevated Nitrogen Slows Carbon Decay in Forest Soils

New clues emerge about microbial decomposition mechanisms. Read More »

Illustration of multiple exciton generation (MEG) with a singlet exciton (S1)...02.01.13Science Highlights

Double the Charge from One Photon in Organic Photovoltaics

First observation of key intermediate state in the conversion of one photon to two electrons. Read More »

A focused laser is scanned over the sample, a suspended nanobeam of VO2.02.01.13Science Highlights

Illuminating How Complex Oxides Turn Light into Electrical Current

Nanoscale imaging of the current generated by light provides insights for future generation optoelectronic devices. Read More »

Crystal structure of CoSb3(1-x)Ge1.5xTe1.5x02.01.13Science Highlights

Making the Right Substitution for Better Thermoelectrics

Exploiting the self-organizing nature of atoms to block heat transfer and improve thermal-to-electrical energy conversion. Read More »

An electrolyte molecule (ethylene carbonate: C3H4O3) weakly binds (dashed line) to the positive electrode surface (Li0.6Mn2O4)...02.01.13Science Highlights

Understanding Nature’s Choreography in Batteries

Charge-discharge chemistry for lithium ion batteries elucidated by theoretical calculations. Read More »

Schematic illustration of cylinder-forming diblock copolymers...02.01.13Science Highlights

Design Principles Revealed for a New Class of Functional Biomaterials

Ordered arrays of functional proteins with designed molecular properties created through self-assembly by combining proteins and synthetic polymers. Read More »

Bottomonium Mass Spectrum02.01.13Science Highlights

The Higgs: Not the Only Boson in Town

Another boson has been found at the LHC that could help refine our understanding of the strong force. Read More »

Recent experimental and theoretical studies of heat transport through a periodic stack of thin films known as a superlattice show that a portion of the thermal energy carriers maintain wave-like properties while traversing through the nanostructure.02.01.13Science Highlights

An Unexpected Heat Wave

Observation of wavelike heat conduction reveals new possibilities for tailoring thermal transport through wave effects. Read More »

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