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Control of the synthesis results in a diversity of self-assembled structures formed by sticky colloidal particles:  array of “mushrooms” (left), wavy colloidal “fur”, dense fiber network, and three-dimensional reconstruction of the network (right).06.01.14Science Highlights

Growing Nano “Hair” for Electrodes - From the Bottom Up

Electric fields control growth of “sticky” polymer particles. Read More »

Local regions of gel shrink when exposed to light through a photomask apeture.06.01.14Science Highlights

Morphing Polymer Shape and Motion with Light

Computational modelling shows how the shape and motion in a polymer gel can be controlled solely by light. Read More »

05.30.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

JCAP Stabilizes Common Semiconductors For Solar Fuels GenerationExternal link

Caltech researchers devise a method to protect the materials in a solar-fuel generator. Read More »

Materials scientist Huolin Xin in Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials. 05.30.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Pinpoint the Creeping Nanocrystals Behind Lithium-Ion Battery DegradationExternal link

Two breakthrough studies track the nanoscale structural changes that degrade battery performance during cycles of charge and discharge. Read More »

05.29.14FROM THE LABS

A Path Toward More Powerful Tabletop AcceleratorsExternal link

Laser light needn’t be as precise as previously thought to drive new breed of miniature particle accelerators, say Berkeley Lab researchers. Read More »

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory's Center for Nanoscale Materials created the transistors, which are the world's thinnest flexible 2-D transparent thin-film transistors. 05.29.14FROM THE LABS

Flexible, Transparent Thin Film Transistors Raise Hopes for Flexible ScreensExternal link

Argonne National Laboratory has reported the creation of the world’s thinnest flexible, see-through 2-D thin film transistors. Read More »

05.29.14FROM THE LABS

Microscopy Charges AheadExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new technique called charge gradient microscopy. Charge gradient microscopy uses the tip of a conventional atomic force microscope to scrape and collect the surface screen charges. Read More »

05.28.14FROM THE LABS

A Glimpse into Nature’s Looking Glass—To Find the Genetic Code is Reassigned

Research was conducted under the DOE JGI’s continuing effort to explore the biological frontier known as “microbial dark matter.” These are the vast number of microbes that are difficult-to-impossible to grow and study in the laboratory but populate nearly all environments from the human gut to the hot vents at the bottom of the ocean. Read More »

Troy Van Voorhis, professor of chemistry (left), and Marc Baldo, professor of electrical engineering (right).05.27.14Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Getting More Electricity out of Solar Cells

New MIT model can guide design of solar cells that produce less waste heat, more useful current. Read More »

05.27.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Scientists Demonstrate Improved Catalyst Control, Energy Savings Could ResultExternal link

Inspired by how enzymes work in nature’s biological processes, researchers have demonstrated a way to improve control of synthetic catalysts, according to a paper co-authored by a University of Alabama computational chemist that was published in a recent online issue of the journal Nature Nanotechnology. Read More »

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