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06.02.14University Research

New UGA Research Engineers Microbes for the Direct Conversion of Biomass to FuelExternal link

The promise of affordable transportation fuels from biomass-a sustainable, carbon neutral route to American energy independence-has been left perpetually on hold by the economics of the conversion process. New research from the University of Georgia has overcome this hurdle allowing the direct conversion of switchgrass to fuel. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.02.14From the Labs

A new heart for the ATLAS detectorExternal link

US scientists collaborated with an international team to install a new component in the core of the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Read MoreExternal linkage

The color spectrum of light absorbed by a strongly-coupled perylene-tetrapyrrole dyad is more than the sum of the spectra of the constituents.06.01.14Science Highlight

Capturing All the Light: Panchromatic Visible Absorption for Solar Photoconversion

Linking together two light absorbing pigments to construct a better artificial photosynthesis solar cell. Read More »

The new beamline connecting the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility accelerator to its newest experimental area, Hall D, was christened with beam on May Highlight

New Science on the Horizon as Upgraded Particle Accelerator Meets Commissioning Milestones

The recently upgraded CEBAF accelerator delivers its highest-energy electron beams into a new experimental complex for the first time. Read More »

Quantum Tunneling Affects Engine Performance.06.01.14Science Highlight

Quantum Tunneling Affects Engine Performance

Understanding fundamental chemistry is important for accurate engine modeling. Read More »

Scanning Tunneling Microscope Image Showing Atomically Dispersed Palladium Atoms in a Copper Surface.06.01.14Science Highlight

Isolated Palladium Atoms Allow Highly-Selective Catalysis of Hydrogenation Reactions

Single palladium atoms convert the surface of an inexpensive metal into an ultra-selective hydrogenation catalyst. Read More »

Comparing the performance of palladium clusters of different sizes for water oxidation; (inset) calculated structure of the Pd6O6 cluster (red = oxygen, grey = palladium), a catalytic site for the reaction.06.01.14Science Highlight

Palladium Cluster Size Matters

Groups of Palladium atoms found to have major effects on electrocatalyst performance. Read More »

Focal series high-resolution transmission-electron microscope (TEM) image (here, for disordered 1.2-1.5 nm NPs) and histogram for fraction of ordered NPs versus size, where NPs > 2.5 nm were all observed to be ordered.06.01.14Science Highlight

Nanoparticles: To Be or Not to Be Crystalline?

Discovery of coexisting ordered and disordered catalytic nanoparticles. Read More »

Left: Fluorescent image of two polystyrene particles positioned at the north and south poles of a liquid crystal droplet. Right: Simulation of particle adsorption; region of disorder within droplets coincides exactly with the particle positions at the poles.06.01.14Science Highlight

Cell-like Decoration of “Gooey” Surface

Precise, predictable positioning of nanoparticles on a liquid crystal droplet. Read More »

Sequentially deposited green, orange, and red-emitting quantum dots serve as sensitizers within the titanium oxide film to render a rainbow architecture for harvesting photons from sunlight.06.01.14Science Highlight

Tuning Into the Right Wavelength: Quantum Dot Rainbow Increases Solar Cell Efficiency

Layers of quantum dots Form “rainbow architecture” that enhances light absorption in a solar cell. Read More »

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