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A novel catalyst transforms carbon dioxide and hydrogen into formic acid (HCOOH) via a two-step (yellow arrows) reaction.August 2015Science Highlight

Capturing and Converting CO2 in a Single Step

Researchers computationally design a cheap, efficient catalyst that captures carbon dioxide and creates a chemical building block. Read More »

When gaseous carbon dioxide (center) is dissolved in water, its water-fearing or hydrophobic nature creates a cylindrical cavity in the liquid, setting the stage for the proton transfer reactions that produce carbonic acid.August 2015Science Highlight

The Importance of Hydration

Spectroscopy combined with theory and computation determines the interaction between carbon dioxide and water. Read More »

The matrix-free ionization platform consists of an array of silicon nanoposts.August 2015Science Highlight

One in a Million: Analyzing Metabolites in a Single Cell

Commercialized nanopost array platform reveals metabolic changes in individual cells due to environmental stress. Read More »

A Super Uranyl-binding Protein with high affinity and selectivity could be used to mine uranium from seawater in the future.August 2015Science Highlight

Skimming Uranium from the Sea

Using computational methods, scientists tailor and adapt proteins to mine uranium from seawater. Read More »

Researchers added extra energy to the proton to produce a pair of quarks, which then yielded new particles.August 2015Science Highlight

Up and Down Quarks Favored Over Strange Ones

The proton's primary building blocks, up and down quarks, are produced more often than strange quarks in scattering experiments. Read More »

Dynamic and static paths for spontaneous fission of the element fermium-264 in two dimensions (plane of elongation (Q20) and triaxiality (Q22)).August 2015Science Highlight

Shape Matters when Modeling Nuclear Fission

Realistic computational view of how atom stretches informs microscopic description of nuclear energy production. Read More »

A proton (marked in yellow) is initially attached to a water molecule above the layer of carbon (grey) in graphene.July 2015Science Highlight

The World’s Thinnest Proton Channel

Atomic-scale defects in graphene are shown to selectively allow protons to pass through a barrier that is just one carbon atom thick. Read More »

To help identify routes to mitigate toxic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and soot formation from combustion engines, scientists identified the full list of products in a key reaction between phenyl radicals and oxygen.July 2015Science Highlight

Up in Flames: Phenyl Oxidation Product Distribution

Researchers determine the reaction pathway to how soot and other toxic components form in combustion systems. Read More »

Diamond optical cavities allow laser light (green arrow) to excite electrons on atoms held within the cavities, transferring information about the atoms outward via light (red arrow).June 2015Science Highlight

Miniscule Mirrored Cavities Connect Quantum Memories

New structures could accelerate progress toward faster computing and high-security data transfer across fiber optic networks. Read More »

The STAR detector measures the energy and angle of the electron from the W boson decay produced in the proton-proton collision.June 2015Science Highlight

Antiquark Makes Positive Contribution to Proton Spin

Scientists shed new light on a proton's spin, refining our understanding of nuclear physics. Read More »

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