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This image is a network graph—called a “minimum spanning tree”—showing the 7,410 DFT-predicted stable compounds from the Open Quantum Materials Database (OQMD) at the time the JOM article was completed.07.09.14Stories of Discovery & Innovation

From Human Genome to Materials “Genome”

Government initiative seeks to speed the pace of materials discovery and innovation. Read More »

07.09.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Catching Invisible LightExternal link

A unique semiconductor manipulates light in the invisible IR/terahertz range, paving the way for new and enhanced electronic applications. Read More »

07.09.14FROM THE LABS

A Higgs It Was: But Which Higgs Was It?External link

Researchers supported by the DOE Office of Science made significant contributions to the discovery of the Higgs boson, which was announced two years ago. In this new video, a physicist from Purdue University looks back at the discovery and wonders if it marked the detection of just a single particle, or one of larger group of particles. Read More »

07.08.14PRESS RELEASE

The Department of Energy Extends Nomination Deadline for the 2014 Ernest Orlando Lawrence and Enrico Fermi Awards

Nominations for the 2014 Ernest Orlando Lawrence and Enrico Fermi Awards are now being accepted until July 31, 2014. Read More »

07.08.14FROM THE LABS

Unprecedented Detail of Intact Neuronal Receptor Offers Blueprint for Drug DevelopersExternal link

Argonne, Ill.– Scientists succeeded in obtaining an unprecedented view of a type of brain-cell receptor that is implicated in a range of neurological illnesses, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, depression, schizophrenia, autism, and ischemic injuries associated with stroke. Read More »

07.08.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Discovery Provides Insights on How Plants Respond to Elevated CO2 LevelsExternal link

Biologists at UC San Diego have solved a long-standing mystery concerning the way plants reduce the numbers of their breathing pores in response to rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. Read More »

07.07.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

With ‘Ribbons’ of Graphene, Width MattersExternal link

Using graphene ribbons of unimaginably small widths – just several atoms across – a group of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has found a novel way to “tune” the wonder material, causing the extremely efficient conductor of electricity to act as a semiconductor. Read More »

Materials can be described as being on a spectrum from a perfectly ordered crystal to a perfectly disordered anticrystal. 07.07.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Consider the ‘Anticrystal’External link

Physicists at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago have evidence that a new concept should undergird our understanding of most materials: the anticrystal, a theoretical solid that is completely disordered. Read More »

07.03.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Adding Lithium Boosts Transparency and Conductivity of GraphiteExternal link

A team of researchers from the University of Maryland Energy Research Center and Monash University in Australia, with support from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, has developed a nearly transparent, highly conductive ultrathin graphite sheet that can be used to create more efficient solar cells and highly sensitive touchscreens. Read More »

07.03.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

New Detector Continues Search for Fourth NeutrinoExternal link

Physicists from Virginia Tech will soon have a new detector to monitor as a 30-ton, 40-foot-long metal tank was lowered into place June 23 at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermilab site. Read More »

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