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Silicon and a State of Shock02.19.19Science Highlight

Silicon and a State of Shock

A novel experimental geometry at the Linac Coherent Light Source reveals, for the first time, how silicon responds to shocks similar to those in a planet’s core. Read More »

Measuring the Impossible: X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Hydrogen and Helium02.11.19Science Highlight

Measuring the Impossible: X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Hydrogen and Helium

The two most abundant elements in the universe, hydrogen and helium, were previously thought to be impossible to measure by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Read More »

Early “Fossils” Formed by Tectonics, not Life02.11.19Science Highlight

Early “Fossils” Formed by Tectonics, not Life

The 3.7-billion-year-old structures were considered the first evidence for life on the planet; new evidence suggests differently. Read More »

Taking Diamond Qubits for a Spin02.11.19Science Highlight

Taking Diamond Qubits for a Spin

Scientists use implanted silicon ions and electricity to increase the spin time of quantum bits, moving closer to the tech needed for quantum networks. Read More »

How Sunlight Energizes Electrons to Break Nitrogen and Form Ammonia02.11.19Science Highlight

How Sunlight Energizes Electrons to Break Nitrogen and Form Ammonia

Molybdenum-based complex harvests light to make inert nitrogen gas reactive to potentially become part of fertilizer. Read More »

Newly Discovered Design Rules Lead to Better Fuel Cell Catalyst 02.11.19Science Highlight

Newly Discovered Design Rules Lead to Better Fuel Cell Catalyst

Optimized oxides made from common metals use less energy and show the potential of new design approach. Read More »

Atomic Snapshots of Photosynthesis02.11.19Science Highlight

Atomic Snapshots of Photosynthesis

Scientists catch details with atomic resolution, potentially helping design systems to use sunlight and water to produce fuels. Read More »

Chemicals Can Change Their Identity, Thanks to the Liquids Where They Reside 02.10.19Science Highlight

Chemicals Can Change Their Identity, Thanks to the Liquids Where They Reside

Far from being a mere spectator, solvents can play a larger role in chemical reactions, likely including those used in energy storage and biology. Read More »

How to Best Predict Chemical Reactions of Contaminants in Water02.10.19Science Highlight

How to Best Predict Chemical Reactions of Contaminants in Water

Scientists determine the accuracy of computational methods used to study the sulfate radical approach to purifying water. Read More »

Too Close for Comfort: Nanoparticles Need Some Space to Transfer Energy02.09.19Success Story

Too Close for Comfort: Nanoparticles Need Some Space to Transfer Energy

Particle crowding interferes with moving energy efficiently along promising molecular chains. Read More »

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