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Northwestern University 05.03.16University Research

New Method Stabilizes and Enhances PhosphoreneExternal link

A team at Northwestern University has found that a covalently bonded, single-molecule-thick layer of aluminum oxide prevents phosphorene from degrading and also improves its electronic properties for possible use in transistors, optoelectronics, sensors, or even batteries. Read More »

05.03.16User Facility

Supercooled Cavities for Particle AccelerationExternal link

Researchers at the National Synchrotron Light Source II are accelerating electrons at nearly the speed of light, using liquid helium and liquid nitrogen to create the extremely low temperatures needed for the electrons to flow with less resistance. Read More »

A new algorithm reduces timing uncertainty by a factor of 300, revealing ultrafast dynamics on timescales as short as a quadrillionth of a second.05.02.16Science Highlight

Creating a Better Way to Find Out “When”

Computer algorithm recovers histories and dynamics on timescales much faster than uncertainties inherent in experimental data. Read More »

The orange carotenoid protein of cyanobacteria binds a single carotenoid pigment molecule that may dissipate excess light energy when it moves within the protein.04.30.16Science Highlight

Changing Colors for Built-in Sunblock

Molecular movements triggered by light redirect the flow of energy through photosynthetic cells to protect them from sun damage. Read More »

Selective etching of palladium (blue) from palladium-platinum core-shell nanoparticles (left) yields hollow platinum (grey) nanocages with high activity for the oxygen reduction reaction.04.30.16Science Highlight

Hollow and Filled with Potential

Hollow shape-selected platinum nanocages represent a new class of highly active catalysts. Read More »

This results demonstrate a temporal resolution sufficient to directly image chemical reactions.04.30.16Science Highlight

Capturing Molecular Motion with Relativistic Electrons

The world’s fastest images of nitrogen molecules rotating in a gas were captured using electron diffraction. Read More »

Researchers discovered how green fluorescent proteins (center) react with water (shown around the edges of the protein).04.30.16Science Highlight

New Insight on a Familiar Glow

A new approach to investigating green fluorescent protein provides a vital tool for unraveling molecular-level details of processes important in biology and light harvesting for energy use. Read More »

Energy filtered image of CoFe2C rods showing the carbon elemental map (left). Theoretical image of the CoFe2C structure showing the frontier molecular orbitals (right).04.30.16Science Highlight

Small and Powerful: Pushing the Boundaries of Nano-Magnets

Newly discovered particles behave as powerful magnets that, one day, could change data storage. Read More »

04.29.16User Facility

NSLS Re-Use & Recycling Effort Saves Funding and Gives New Life to Key ComponentsExternal link

When the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory shut down permanently in 2014, hundreds of pieces of equipment remained in the building, much of it still scientifically useful and valuable. Since then, many of these items have been re-purposed at its successor, NSLS-II — a DOE Office of Science User Facility — and at other facilities across the Lab site, saving millions of dollars for DOE and the Lab. Read More »

Jeff Zira and his teammates celebrate winning the regional competition his junior year at North Hollywood High School.04.29.16Profile

Champions in Science Whose Stars are Still Rising: Profile of Jeff Zira

For the run-up to the 2016 National Science Bowl® Finals April 28th to May 2nd, this is part of a series on previous NSB competitors. Read More »

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