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03.01.17Science Highlight

Ultrafast Imaging Reveals the Electron’s New Clothes

Scientists use high-speed electrons to visualize “dress-like” distortions in the atomic lattice. Read More »

02.23.17Science Highlight

Controlling the Stiffness of a Material at the Nanoscale

Use of electric fields to reversibly change a material’s hardness by up to 30 percent promises new functionalities for microphones and sensors. Read More »

02.01.17Science Highlight

Unobservable No More

For the first time, scientists measured transition state energies, providing new insights into reactions used in transportation, industry, energy and more. Read More »

02.01.17Science Highlight

One Small Change Makes Solar Cells More Efficient

Adding manganese atoms dramatically increases solar cell energy conversion by 300%. Read More »

02.01.17Science Highlight

Ultrafast Molecular Manipulations

Researchers trigger ultrafast response to see how molecules redistribute energy in quadrillionths of a second. Read More »

01.27.17Science Highlight

Meeting the Challenge of Diagnostics for Super-Hot Plasmas in Fusion Reactors

New atomic transition found in xenon accurately calibrates neutral hydrogen density measurements in plasma experiments important in the pursuit of fusion energy. Read More »

01.27.17Science Highlight

High-Energy Electrons Probe Ultrafast Atomic Motion

A new technique synchronized high-energy electrons with an ultrafast laser pulse to probe how vibrational states of atoms change in time. Read More »

01.26.17Science Highlight

Keep ’Em Separated

The metal-organic framework NU-1000 allows separation of toxic furanics from sugars, which is necessary for efficient ethanol production. Read More »

01.26.17Science Highlight

Creating Bionic Enzymes

Scientists replace iron in muscle protein, combining the best aspects of chemical and biological catalysts for enhanced production of chemicals and fuels. Read More »

01.26.17Science Highlight

More Steps, Faster Results

New method lets supercomputers model key details of greenhouse gases and molecules relevant to automobile combustion. Read More »

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