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Rice University 03.31.16University Research

Flat Boron is a SuperconductorExternal link

Rice University scientists have determined that two-dimensional boron is a natural low-temperature superconductor. In fact, it may be the only 2-D material with such potential. Read More »

03.31.16User Facility

What are Aerosols?External link

Scientists at Brookhaven National Lab are studying the tiny particles – from man-made and natural sources – to understand the big impact aerosols have on Earth’s climate system. Read More »

Electron energy loss spectroscopy.03.31.16Science Highlight

Problem Turned Into Performance for Solar Cells

Boundaries between crystalline grains - usually detrimental - can also boost charge collection in hybrid solar cells. Read More »

Moth eyes are highly antireflective due to their nanostructured surface.03.31.16Science Highlight

Artificial Moth Eyes Enhance Silicon Solar Cells

A novel approach to design and assembly of nanotextured surfaces on photovoltaic devices could improve energy collection. Read More »

CLAIRE extends the resolution of electron microscopy to allow high-resolution, non-invasive imaging of soft matter.03.31.16Science Highlight

Soft and Small Imaging Breakthrough

Molecular Foundry users develop breakthrough technique for non-invasive electron microscopy for soft materials. Read More »

Vermont University 03.31.16University Research

A Radar Gun For Unruly AtomsExternal link

A team of scientists at the University of Vermont have discovered a new use for X-rays at the atomic scale: using them like a radar gun to measure the motion and velocity of complex and messy groups of atoms. Read More »

Scanning electron microscopy image of the hair coating of Saharan silver ants, which shows the triangular cross section of the hairs.03.31.16Science Highlight

Silver Ants Stay Cool in the Saharan Heat

Findings could lead to biomimetic coatings for passive radiative cooling technologies for buildings and vehicles. Read More »

Nanostructured sheets created using microwaves are envisioned here on an electrode surface for the hydrogen evolution reaction (green circles are molybdenum atoms, yellow circles are sulfur atoms).03.31.16Science Highlight

New Microwave Synthesis Technique Produces More - Affordable Hydrogen

Scientists synthesize what could be a low-cost, earth-abundant material that splits water to make hydrogen fuel. Read More »

Medical University of South Carolina 03.30.16University Research

Solved: First Crystal Structure of a Transcription Terminator ProteinExternal link

Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina and elsewhere resolve the first protein structure in a family of proteins called transcription terminators that could provide insight into aging and cancer. Read More »


From Near-Dropout to PhD, Berkeley Lab Scientist Now at Forefront of Biofuels RevolutionExternal link

Berkeley Lab biochemist Ee-Been Goh focuses on engineering E. coli bacteria to produce the compound - methyl ketones - for possible biodiesel fuel use and on mentoring future generations of researchers. Read More »

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