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The density of bonding electrons (red and yellow) in silicon (upper left) is rather evenly distributed, whereas in zinc oxide (upper right), it is concentrated around the oxygen atoms.March 2013Science Highlights

Understanding How Semiconductors Absorb Light

Advances in how we calculate optical properties of semiconductors shorten the path to improved solar cells and other optoelectronic devices. Read More »

Uranium mill tailings field research site in Rifle, Colo.March 2013Science Highlights

Understanding How Uranium Changes in Subsurface Environments

Bacterial biomass found to have an impact. Read More »

A Hector cloud forms over the Tiwi Islands near Darwin, Australia.February 2013Science Highlights

Impact of Local Climate on Cloud Systems

Tropical atmospheric data used to test climate model accuracy. Read More »

Overall structure of 6-P-β-glucosidase and its comparison with 6-P-β-galactosidase.February 2013Science Highlights

Breaking Down Enzymes’ Role in Biofuel Production

Molecular structures provide insights into biomass deconstruction. Read More »

An electrolyte molecule (ethylene carbonate: C3H4O3) weakly binds (dashed line) to the positive electrode surface (Li0.6Mn2O4)...February 2013Science Highlights

Understanding Nature’s Choreography in Batteries

Charge-discharge chemistry for lithium ion batteries elucidated by theoretical calculations. Read More »

Scanning electron microscopy of conductive carbon fibers coated with metal oxide nanowires...February 2013Science Highlights

Nano-Composite Designs for Energy Storage

Nano-porous metal oxide coatings on carbon fiber dramatically enhance the electrical storage capacity for supercapacitors. Read More »

Silicon photomultiplier array.January 2013Science Highlights

Advanced 3D Detectors for Research

Gamma-ray detectors built with silicon photomultiplier arrays provide high-resolution 3D imaging for research. Read More »

Depiction of superionic phase of copper (blue) diffusing through the sulfur (yellow) sublattice.January 2013Science Highlights

Watching Ions Hop in Next Generation Battery Materials

Atomic-Scale, femtosecond time-scale measurements unravel the atomistic pathways and speed limits for copper migration through a nanocrystal. Read More »

Millimeter wavelength cloud radar, located at the Southern Great Plains site, probes the extent and composition of clouds at millimeter wavelengths.November 2012Science Highlights

Low Clouds Contribute to Weather Prediction Model Bias

Long-term measurement records improve the representation of clouds in climate and weather forecast models. Read More »

Detailed electron microscopy images.November 2012Science Highlights

Turning Down the Heat on Carbon

Unusual reaction eschews high temperatures and water to lock away climate-changing carbon dioxide. Read More »

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