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Schematic view of the chlorine (Cl) addition - hydrochloric acid (HCl) elimination reaction with isobutene.05.01.15Science Highlight

Roaming Dynamics in Bimolecular Reactions

Study reveals peculiar mechanism of radical addition-elimination, enabling more accurate modeling of combustion and other reactions. Read More »

Hot nanowires emit lattice vibrations known as phonons into underlying materials. When closely packed, phonon collisions can more efficiently transport heat away.05.01.15Science Highlight

Staying Close and Keeping Cool

Hot nanostructures cool faster when they are physically close together. Read More »

Illustration of the catalytic oxygen reduction reaction on the surface of platinum-nickel nanoframes with multilayered platinum skin structure.03.01.15Science Highlight

Multimetal Nanoframes Improve Catalyst Performance

Concentrating noble-metal catalyst atoms on the surface of porous nano-frame alloys shows over thirty-fold increase in performance. Read More »

An anti-Brownian single-molecule microfluidic trap is used to observe individual light-harvesting antenna complexes in solution.01.01.15Science Highlight

Shining Light on the Fleeting Interactions of Single Molecules

New technique allows scientists to observe the dynamic structural changes of single biomolecules in solution. Read More »

Laser induced photodetachment is used to turn a stable F¯(H2O) molecule into FH2O to study the “half reaction” processes experimentally and theoretically.10.01.14Science Highlight

A View from the Middle for Chemical Reactions

Studying the photodetachment of a stable anion provides an experimental-theoretical benchmark of the chemical dynamics. Read More »

Representative structures of the fluoroprotactinates synthesized and their structures determined using single crystal X-ray crystallography.10.01.14Science Highlight

At an Elemental Crossroad: Investigating the Chemistry of Protactinium

Studies of protactinium aim to understand its chemistry and its unique electronic properties in the actinide elements. Read More »

Wide-field fluorescence images (upper) acquired simultaneously in two orthogonal polarizations (double-ended arrows) depicting the 1D diffusional motions of rod-shaped single molecules confined within surfactant-templated mesoporous silica (bottom scheme).10.01.14Science Highlight

Wobbling Molecules Probe Wiggle Room in Nanochannels

Single-molecule wobbling measurements help to elucidate molecular confinement within cylindrical nanopores. Read More »

AFM micrograph of the muscovite (001) basal plane showing PuO2 nanoparticles after overnight exposure to 2 mM Pu(III) in 100 mM NaCl at pH 2.6 (image range: 200 nm×200 nm).10.01.14Science Highlight

Surface-Mediated Formation of Plutonium Nanoparticles

Researchers observe metal-trapping on mineral surfaces. Read More »

The color spectrum of light absorbed by a strongly-coupled perylene-tetrapyrrole dyad is more than the sum of the spectra of the constituents.06.01.14Science Highlight

Capturing All the Light: Panchromatic Visible Absorption for Solar Photoconversion

Linking together two light absorbing pigments to construct a better artificial photosynthesis solar cell. Read More »

Quantum Tunneling Affects Engine Performance.06.01.14Science Highlight

Quantum Tunneling Affects Engine Performance

Understanding fundamental chemistry is important for accurate engine modeling. Read More »

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