Science Highlights

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 »

Making Sense of Failure in Light-Harvesting Semiconductors09.07.16Science Highlight

Making Sense of Failure in Light-Harvesting Semiconductors

Researchers reveal the factors that affect the stability of semiconductors in solar fuel devices to aid the discovery of next-generation materials.

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Electrons Fingerprint the Fastest Laser Pulses 09.07.16Science Highlight

Electrons Fingerprint the Fastest Laser Pulses

Simulations indicate that ultrafast laser pulses leave vortex-shaped patterns in their wake.

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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

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 »

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 »

Defects, Electrons, and a Long-Standing Controversy08.24.16Science Highlight

Defects, Electrons, and a Long-Standing Controversy

Scientists explain diverse results around a material that is both insulator and conductor and offer chemical roadmap to harness it.

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Breathable and Stretchable Protein Wafers08.19.16Science Highlight

Breathable and Stretchable Protein Wafers

A simple chemical bonding approach enables assembly of very thin porous protein crystals that are bendable and adaptive—requirements for flexible electronics or batteries.

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Fast and Furious Bucket Brigade08.19.16Science Highlight

Fast and Furious Bucket Brigade

Confining water in tiny straws confirms predicted rapid transport of protons along a water “wire”—vital for more efficient fuel cells.

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