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Getting Light in Shape with Metamaterials 07.26.16Science Highlight

Getting Light in Shape with Metamaterials

Nanoscale metallic cavities coupled to semiconductor materials can dramatically change the characteristics of light from a laser. Read More »

Atomic Blimp Stretches a Crystal07.26.16Science Highlight

Atomic Blimp Stretches a Crystal

Implanted helium ions “tuned” complex behaviors—enabling design of new materials for efficient electricity storage and testing theories. Read More »

Next-Generation Electric Switches07.26.16Science Highlight

Moving Beyond Semiconductors for Next-Generation Electric Switches

Meticulously designed oxide thin films exhibit well-defined ON/OFF states that could be used in small, energy-efficient electronics. Read More »

07.26.16User Facility

Fundamental Fission Modeling Finds a FootholdExternal link

Using the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a team led by Aurel Bulgac of the University of Washington is spearheading this effort by developing a novel theoretical approach that extends DFT to superfluid nuclei, which exhibit characteristics similar to other strongly interacting systems of many fermions, or particles with half-integer spin such as superconducting materials. Read More »

Washington State University 07.26.16University Research

Researchers ‘Watch’ Crystal Structure Change in Real TimeExternal link

Washington State University researchers are making nanosecond movies showing the atomic-level changes of structural transformation under pressure, passing high-brilliance x-ray beams through the material and creating diffraction patterns in real time. Read More »

Modeling Sunlight Harvesting in Nanostructures07.25.16Science Highlight

Modeling Sunlight Harvesting in Nanostructures

Predicting nanosystems with unanticipated properties can advance next-generation solar panels and electronics. Read More »

Super-ion-Building-Blocks-lrg07.25.16Science Highlight

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Super-ion Building Blocks

Materials based on clusters of atoms called “super-ions” may revolutionize the whole solar cell industry.

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07.25.16From the Labs

New Nontoxic Process Promises Larger Ultrathin Sheets of 2D NanomaterialsExternal link

A team of scientists led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a novel way to produce two-dimensional nanosheets by separating bulk materials with nontoxic liquid nitrogen. Read More »

Superacid treatment of semiconductors 07.25.16Science Highlight

Coming to a Monitor near You: Notorious “Perfection”

Superacid treatment of semiconductors could lead to atomically perfect transparent displays and energy-efficient computer chips. Read More »

Michigan State University 07.25.16University Research

MSU Engineering Grant Helps Smooth Ride for Atomic Nuclei Through FRIBExternal link

MSU engineers will use a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of High Energy Physics to study the element niobium, which is used to make the tunnels in nuclear accelerators, such as the MSU-based Facility for Rare Isotope Beams. Read More »

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