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06.13.16User Facility

A New Way to Control Oxygen for Electronic PropertiesExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory found they could use a small electric current to introduce oxygen voids, or vacancies, that dramatically change the conductivity of thin oxide films. Read More »

University California San Diego 06.13.16University Research

X-Ray Snapshot of Butterfly Wings Reveals Underlying Physics of ColorExternal link

A team of scientists led by UC San Diego physicist Oleg Shpyrko have visualized the internal nanostructure of an intact butterfly wing and discovered two physical attributes that make those structures so bright and colorful. Read More »

University of Wisconsin-Madison 06.10.16University Research

Chemistry Lessons From Bacteria May Improve Biofuel ProductionExternal link

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison measured the relative abilities of more than 200 types of Streptomyces bacteria to identify the enzymes that efficiently deconstruct cellulose. Read More »

University California San Diego 06.10.16University Research

Scientists Design Energy-Carrying Particles Called ‘Topological Plexcitons’External link

Scientists at UC San Diego, MIT and Harvard University have engineered “topological plexcitons,” energy-carrying particles that could help make possible the design of new kinds of solar cells and miniaturized optical circuitry. Read More »

University of Hawaii 06.10.16University Research

Physics Assistant Professor Mentors Three High School Teachers Now Bound for Summer StudyExternal link

Hawaiʻi QuarkNet mentor Veronica Bindi, an assistant professor in Physics at UH Mānoa, has mentored three local high school teachers selected by the national QuarkNet Project, an education and outreach program that partners high school physics teachers with particle physicists. Read More »

Thermal properties of a black phosphorus nanoribbon were a factor of two different along two directions in the crystal structure.06.10.16Science Highlight

Keeping Cool with a Black Semiconductor

The orientation-dependent thermal properties of black phosphorous could be used to keep microchips cool and improve their efficiency. Read More »

A new mathematical framework developed at Berkeley Lab allows researchers to capture fluid dynamics at unprecedented detail. 06.10.16User Facility

New Mathematics Accurately Captures Liquids and Surfaces Moving in SynergyExternal link

Berkeley Lab mathematics captures fluid interface dynamics in unprecedented detail. Read More »

06.10.16From the Labs

Ames Laboratory Scientists Leave Their Mark on Future ResearchersExternal link

Ames Laboratory scientists have mentored over 280 students and faculty from 34 universities, colleges and community colleges around the country in programs such as the SULI program – paid internships for undergraduates in science and engineering at DOE laboratories to work with laboratory staff scientists and engineers on projects related to ongoing research programs. Read More »

Scientists achieved a seamless connection between two disparate materials: a graphene sheet and boron nitride nanotube, as depicted in the bottom overlay by a gray sheet and pink and purple tube.06.10.16Science Highlight

Working Better Together: Two Materials Defining the Future of High-Speed Electronics

Junctions between conductive graphene and insulating nanotubes could lead to faster electronics and computers. Read More »

High magnification images of the surface of a crack - referred to as the fracture surface - provide information on how cracks are formed and progress through a material as it breaks.06.09.16Science Highlight

The Gold Standard of Cracking Tests

Understanding how gold alloy cracks provides insight for material failures for nuclear power. Read More »

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