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01.26.17Science Highlight

Pure as the Driven X-Ray

Seeding x-ray free electron lasers with customized electron beams produces incredibly stable laser pulses that could enable new scientific discoveries.

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01.09.17Science Highlight

Light Strikes Gold

Scientists advance the precision controlled synthesis of gold nanocrystals, which could create new catalysts that improve industrial energy efficiency.

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01.01.17Science Highlight

Rare Earth Recycling

A new energy-efficient separation of rare earth elements could provide a new domestic source of critical materials. Read More »

01.01.17Science Highlight

Ion–Electron Collisions Can Heal Material Defects

Bombarding a material with high-energy charged atoms heals, rather than damages, the atomic structure, which could lead to longer-lasting components for extreme environments. Read More »

01.01.17

In a Flash! A New Way for Making Ceramics

A new process controllably but instantly consolidates ceramic parts, potentially important for manufacturing. Read More »

11.01.16Science Highlight

Smaller Is Not Always Better for Radiation Resistance

Scientists experimentally validated the predicted damage mechanism for materials in nuclear energy environments. Read More »

11.01.16Science Highlight

New Thin Membranes Can Self-repair Following Damage

Cell-membrane-like films precisely reconfigure to produce valuable materials by design. Read More »

09.01.16Science Highlight

Stretching a Metal into an Insulator

Straining a thin film controllably allows tuning of the materials’ magnetic, electronic, and catalytic properties, essential for new energy and electronic devices. Read More »

09.01.16Science Highlight

How to Fix Blinking Light-Emitting Nanoparticles

Scientists identified defects responsible for detrimental blinking that limits nanoparticle use in LEDs, solar cells, and lasers. Read More »

09.01.16Science Highlight

Inner Workings of Atomically Thin Transistors

Scientists reveal conductive edges and thread-like flaws using a specialized imaging technique of interest for next-generation electronics. Read More »

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