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Snapshots of a helium bubble just before bursting when grown at slow versus fast rates.07.01.15Science Highlight

Double, Double Toil and Trouble: Tungsten Burns and Helium Bubbles

New models reveal the impact of competing processes on helium bubble formation in plasma-exposed tungsten. Read More »

Atomic structure of the adsorbed carbon dioxide (grey sphere bonded to two red spheres) inserted between the manganese (green sphere) and amine (blue sphere) groups within the novel metal-organic framework, forming a linear chain of ammonium carbamate (top).07.01.15Science Highlight

Cooperative Carbon Capture by a Novel Material that Mimics a Plant Enzyme

Innovative materials adsorb carbon dioxide via an unprecedented cooperative insertion mechanism. Read More »

A proton (marked in yellow) is initially attached to a water molecule above the layer of carbon (grey) in graphene.07.01.15Science Highlight

The World’s Thinnest Proton Channel

Atomic-scale defects in graphene are shown to selectively allow protons to pass through a barrier that is just one carbon atom thick. Read More »


Sodium-Ion Batteries Offer Surprising Stability Over CyclesExternal link

3D measurements of microstructures reveal that sodium's larger ion size does not degrade battery materials as much as previously thought. Read More »


Scientists Propose an Enhanced New Model of the Source of a Mysterious Barrier to Fusion Known as the “Density Limit”External link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have developed a detailed model of the source of a puzzling limitation on fusion reactions. Read More »


Orange is the New RedExternal link

Berkeley Lab study shows Orange Carotenoid Protein (OCP) shifts more than just color for cyanobacterial photoprotection. Read More »

Brown University 06.29.15University Research

Brown University Chemists Contribute to Opening of ‘Molecular Movie’External link

Brown University researchers worked with scientists at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to image the first stages of a key chemical reaction as it happens. Read More »

Collaborating scientists (left to right) Eric Stach, Dmitri Zakharov, Anatoly Frenkel, and Yuanyuan Li at a transmission electron microscope (TEM) in the Center for Functional Nanomaterials. 06.29.15FROM THE LABS

X-Rays and Electrons Join Forces To Map Catalytic Reactions in Real-TimeExternal link

New technique combines electron microscopy and synchrotron x-rays at Brookhaven Lab to track chemical reactions under real operating conditions. Read More »

Michigan State University 06.29.15University Research

Making a Better SemiconductorExternal link

Research led by Michigan State University scientists developed a method that will more easily allow an electrical current to pass through materials, possibly leading to new and improved semiconductors. Read More »


Magnetic AttractionExternal link

Researchers at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) are on the forefront of understanding molecular-level science in the natural environment. Read More »

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