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09.05.14FROM THE LABS

Birth of a MineralExternal link

Led by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a study shows calcium carbonate takes multiple, simultaneous roads to different minerals, provides insight into trapping carbon dioxide underground. Read More »

09.04.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Titania-Based Material Holds Promise as New Insulator for SuperconductorsExternal link

Research from North Carolina State University shows that a type of modified titania, or titanium dioxide, holds promise as an electrical insulator for superconducting magnets, allowing heat to dissipate while preserving the electrical paths along which current flows. Read More »

09.04.14FROM THE LABS

Electron Microscopes Take First Measurements of Nanoscale Chemistry in ActionExternal link

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory along with colleagues at the University of Manchester, captured the world’s first real-time images and simultaneous chemical analysis of nanostructures while “underwater,” or in solution. Read More »

09.03.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

New Nano-sized Synthetic Scaffolding Technique UnveiledExternal link

Scientists at University of Oregon and Berkeley Lab have tapped oil and water to create scaffolds of self-assembling, synthetic proteins called peptoid nanosheets that mimic complex biological mechanisms and processes. Read More »

09.03.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

New Synthesis Method May Shape Future of Nanostructures, Clean EnergyExternal link

A team of University of Maryland physicists has published new nanoscience advances that they and other scientists say make possible new nanostructures and nanotechnologies with huge potential applications ranging from clean energy and quantum computing advances to new sensor development. Read More »

09.03.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Airlock-like Transport Protein Structure DiscoveredExternal link

New work from a team led by the Stanford University School of Medicine’s Liang Feng and including Carnegie’s Wolf Frommer has for the first time elucidated the atomic structures of the prototype of the sugar transporters (termed “SWEET” transporters) in plants and humans. Read More »

Interfaces between solid materials are surfaces with intricate, internal structure (shown on the left). To control that structure, and to use it for specific applications, researchers model it a simplified way (shown on the right). 09.02.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

The Power of Hidden PatternsExternal link

Scientists at MIT find interfaces within materials can be patterned as a means of controlling the properties of composites. Read More »

09.02.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Simpler Process to Grow Germanium Nanowires Could Improve Lithium-ion BatteriesExternal link

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed what they call “a simple, one-step method” to grow nanowires of germanium from an aqueous solution. Read More »

09.02.14FROM THE LABS

Materials Scientists Play Atomic ‘Jenga’ and Make a Surprising DiscoveryExternal link

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory discover missing atoms cause metals to align and polarize materials. Read More »

08.29.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Learn to Control Reactions with the Shape of a Rare-earth CatalystExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered they can control chemical reactions in a new way by creating different shapes of cerium oxide, a rare-earth-based catalyst. Read More »

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