Science Highlights

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 »

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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01.01.17Science Highlight

Rare Earth Recycling

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

01.01.17

In a Flash! A New Way for Making Ceramics

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

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 »

12.14.16Science Highlight

Surrounded by Water

Water molecules can organize around protons from acids, influencing how the positive charge behaves in batteries, power plants, and waste sites.

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