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This simulation of a 1 nanometer-wide indium nitride wire shows the distribution of an electron around a positively charged “hole.” 04.04.14FROM THE LABS

To Bridge LEDs’ Green Gap, Scientists Think Small…Really SmallExternal link

Nanostructures half a DNA strand-wide show promise for efficient LEDs. Read More »

The components in a lithium-ion coin-cell battery that includes ultrathin sheets of nickel oxide as an electrode component. 04.03.14FROM THE LABS

'Smart Window' Material May Make Better BatteriesExternal link

Scientists at SLAC's synchrotron observe 'breathing' layer during battery operation Read More »

Jiajun Wang, Karen Chen and Jun Wang prepare a sample for study at NSLS beamline X8C. 03.26.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Track 3D Nanoscale Changes in Rechargeable Battery Material During OperationExternal link

First 3D nanoscale observations of microstructural degradation during charge-discharge cycles could point to new ways to engineer battery electrode materials for better performance. Read More »

Argonne Director Peter Littlewood. 03.25.14FROM THE LABS

Peter B. Littlewood Appointed Director of Argonne National LaboratoryExternal link

Dr. Littlewood will guide the laboratory’s vision, identify new challenges, and develop a strategy to continue delivering world-renowned, mission-driven research and innovation. Read More »

Adding calcium atoms (orange spheres) between graphene planes (blue honeycomb) creates a superconducting material called CaC6. 03.21.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Discover Potential Way to Make Graphene SuperconductingExternal link

SLAC, Stanford study identifies long-sought path toward engineering materials for super-efficient nanoelectronics. Read More »

JCESR and NASA team up to conduct research for next generation batteries to be used in space. 03.20.14FROM THE LABS

Batteries in SpaceExternal link

The Argonne-led Joint Center for Energy Storage Research and NASA team up to conduct research into next-generation batteries to be used in space. Read More »

The Molecular Foundry is one of five DOE Nanoscale Science Research Centers (NSRCs) dedicated to interdisciplinary research at the nanoscale. 03.18.14FROM THE LABS

Bright Future for Protein NanoprobesExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers discover new rules for single-particle imaging with light-emitting nanocrystals. Read More »

The LCLS will create 3-D images of single molecules using ultrafast pulses of very intense hard X-rays.03.12.14ARTICLE

Deep Insights from Thin Layers

Technique developed by a trio of national labs reveals secrets to proteins one layer at a time. Read More »

This graphical representation shows the layers of the 2-D LED and how it emits light. 03.10.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Build Thinnest-Possible LEDs to be Stronger, More Energy EfficientExternal link

University of Washington researchers supported by the Office of Science have created LEDs 10,000 smaller than the thickness of a human hair. Read More »

Conceptual drawing shows a flexible organic photovoltaic made from an acceptor of PCBM (buckyball with earth) and the donor of deuterated conducting polymer. 03.06.14FROM THE LABS

Solar SurpriseExternal link

Multidisciplinary ORNL team discovers unexpected effect of heavy hydrogen in organic solar cells. Read More »