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Northwestern University 01.29.16University Research

Researchers Develop Completely New Kind of PolymerExternal link

Northwestern University researchers have developed a new hybrid polymer with removable supramolecular compartments that might one day be used in artificial muscles or other life-like materials; for delivery of drugs, biomolecules or other chemicals; in materials with self-repair capability; and for replaceable energy sources. Read MoreExternal linkage

University of Maryland 01.29.16University Research

You’ll Never Be-Leaf What Makes Up This BatteryExternal link

Scientists at the University of Maryland have used a carbonized oak leaf as an anode, creating a battery that uses sodium instead of the lithium used by most rechargeable batteries. Read MoreExternal linkage

Georgia Tech University 01.28.16University Research

For This Nanocatalyst, One Atom Makes a Big DifferenceExternal link

Combining experimental investigations and theoretical simulations, researchers at Georgia Tech have explained why platinum nanoclusters of a specific size range facilitate the hydrogenation reaction used to produce ethane from ethylene. Read MoreExternal linkage

North Carolina State University 01.28.16University Research

Molecular-Like Photochemistry From Semiconductor NanocrystalsExternal link

Researchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated the transfer of triplet exciton energy from semiconductor nanocrystals to surface-bound molecular acceptors, extending the lifetime of the originally prepared excited state by six orders of magnitude. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.28.16From the Labs

Simplifying Solar Cells with a New Mix of MaterialsExternal link

An international research team led by Berkeley National Lab has simplified the steps to create highly efficient silicon solar cells by applying a new mix of materials to a standard design. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.28.16User Facility

Seagrass Genome Sequence Lends Insights to Salt ToleranceExternal link

A team of researchers from around the world has sequenced the eelgrass (Zostera marina) genome to better understand how the plant adapts to climate change and to explore clues it could provide on how crops could adapt to saline environments. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.28.16User Facility

NSLS Research Leads to New Discoveries About Structure of Human HairExternal link

Scientists at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) resolved the molecular structure of each of the three known regions of human hair—the cuticle, the cortex and the medulla—and discovered a new region between the cortex and the cuticle. Read MoreExternal linkage

Carnegie Mellon University 01.27.16University Research

In Galaxy Clustering, Mass May Not Be the Only Thing That MattersExternal link

An international team of researchers, including Carnegie Mellon University’s Rachel Mandelbaum, has shown that the relationship between galaxy clusters and their surrounding dark matter halo is more complex than previously thought. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.27.16From the Labs

Hydrogen Uptake Causes Molecular “Avalanches” in PalladiumExternal link

Unlike any other element, palladium, a precious metal closely related to platinum, takes up hydrogen at room temperature and pressure. In a recent study, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have gained new insight into how this uptake of hydrogen occurs, realized how it impacts the atomic structure of the palladium, and identified key properties of how this form of hydrogen storage could work in the future. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.27.16From the Labs

Polar Vortices Observed in FerroelectricExternal link

A team of scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have recorded the first ever observations of rotating topologies of electrical polarization that are similar to the discrete swirls of magnetism known as “skyrmions.” Read MoreExternal linkage

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