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A liquid metal technique drives the transformation of uniform alloys into a nanoscale mixture of two materials with different compositions.06.09.16Science Highlight

Nano-Sculptures for Longer-Lasting Battery Electrodes

Liquid metal transforms solid alloy into pore-filled structure that could be used in future batteries. Read More »

University of Maryland 06.08.16University Research

Tiny Diamonds Could Enable Huge Advances in NanotechnologyExternal link

University of Maryland researchers developed a method to build diamond-based hybrid nanoparticles in large quantities from the ground up, thereby circumventing many of the problems with current methods. Read More »

Films integrated into the cell created an efficient solar-to-hydrogen cell using Earth-abundant cobalt rather than rare and expensive metals.06.08.16Science Highlight

Hydrogen Production from a Relative of Fool’s Gold

Affordable, Earth-abundant catalyst achieves efficient solar-driven hydrogen fuel production. Read More »

The atomic force microscopy image of the junction between the graphene domains shows an electron-deficient region.06.08.16Science Highlight

This Message Will Self-Destruct

New electron-beam writing technique controls electronic properties for future on-demand re-configurable electronics. Read More »

06.08.16User Facility

Messina Discusses Rewards and Challenges for New Exascale ProjectExternal link

Argonne Distinguished Fellow Paul Messina has been tapped to lead the DOE and NNSA’s Exascale Computing Project with the goal of paving the way toward exascale supercomputing. Read More »

Carnegie Institution for Science 06.08.16University Research

Rust Under Pressure Could Explain Deep Earth AnomaliesExternal link

Using laboratory techniques to mimic the conditions found deep inside the Earth, a team of Carnegie scientists led by Ho-Kwang “Dave” Mao has identified a form of iron oxide that they believe could explain seismic and geothermal signatures in the deep mantle. Read More »

06.08.16From the Labs

Provisional Names Announced for Superheavy Elements 113, 115, 117, and 118External link

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Inorganic Chemistry Division has published a Provisional Recommendation for the names and symbols of the recently discovered superheavy elements 113, 115, 117, and 118. Read More »

The cross-section shows key features of a new solar cell architecture.06.08.16Science Highlight

Keep it Simple: Low-Cost Solar Power

A simplified architecture leads to efficiencies rivaling conventional silicon solar cells. Read More »

Electrons have distinct energy levels where the energy is minimized, similar to a ball rolling down a mountain to a valley.06.08.16Science Highlight

Laser Manipulates Electronic Properties

Dressing electrons with a rotating field of laser light creates distinct, controllable states, opening the door for innovative electronics. Read More »

Nanometer-sized junctions between two types of two-dimensional semiconductors could replace conventional wider three-dimensional junctions.06.08.16Science Highlight

Patterning Smaller Junctions for Ultrathin Devices

Patterned arrays of nanometer-sized connections in two-dimensional semiconductors could enable ultrathin integrated circuits for smartphones and solar cells. Read More »

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