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Powell_Clemson_Fitzsimmons11.14.17Science Highlight

Moving from Protecting Health to Protecting the Environment

Advanced medical imaging techniques monitor real-time transport of radioisotopes through soil and waste forms. Read More »

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Stretching to Perfection of 2-D Semiconductors

Scientists use heat and mismatched surfaces to stretch films that can potentially improve device efficiencies. Read More »

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Simple is Beautiful in Quantum Computing

Defect spins in diamond were controlled with a simpler, geometric method, leading to faster computing. Read More »

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Twisting Molecule Wrings More Power from Solar Cells

Readily rotating molecules let electrons last, resulting in higher solar cell efficiency. Read More »

10.31.17Science Highlight

Rules Are Only Suggestions in Heavy Elements

The arrangement of electrons in an exotic human-made element shows that certain properties of heavy elements cannot be predicted using lighter ones. Read More »

10.31.17Science Highlight

Let There Be (White) Light: New Materials Shine Out

Modifying the internal structure of 2-D hybrid perovskite materials causes them to emit white light. Read More »

10.26.17Science Highlight

Mission Not So Impossible Now: Control Complex Molecular Organization

Scientists achieved thin films with structures virtually impossible via traditional methods. Read More »

10.26.17Science Highlight

Honey, I Shrunk the Features for Low-Cost, Flexible, Large-Area Electronics

Exploiting reversible solubility allows for direct, optical patterning of unprecedentedly small features. Read More »

10.25.17Science Highlight

Flavins Perform Electron Magic

Researchers discover the secret behind the third way living organisms extract energy from their environment. Read More »

10.25.17Science Highlight

Spin-Polarized Surface States in Superconductors

Novel spin-polarized surface states may guide the search for materials that host Majorana fermions, unusual particles that act as their own antimatter, and could revolutionize quantum computers. Read More »

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