Science Highlights

Rewritable Wires Could Mean No More Obsolete Circuitry01.06.18Science Highlight

Rewritable Wires Could Mean No More Obsolete Circuitry

An electric field switches the conductivity on and off in atomic-scale channels, which could allow for upgrades at will. Read More »

A Rare Quantum State Realized in a New Material01.04.18Science Highlight

A Rare Quantum State Realized in a New Material

A revolutionary material harbors magnetism and massless electrons that travel near the speed of light—for future ultrasensitive, high-efficiency electronics and sensors. Read More »

Machine Learning Provides a Bridge to the Texture of the Quantum World01.04.18Science Highlight

Machine Learning Provides a Bridge to the Texture of the Quantum World

Machine learning and neural networks are the foundation of artificial intelligence and image recognition, but now they offer a bridge to see and recognize exotic insulating phases in quantum materials. Read More »

Discovering Secrets of Superfluids12.31.17Science Highlight

Discovering Secrets of Superfluids

Observed atomic dynamics helps explain bizarre flow without friction that has been puzzling scientists for decades. Read More »

An Exotic State of Matter Discovered in 2-D Material12.29.17Science Highlight

An Exotic State of Matter Discovered in 2-D Material

Electrons are forced to the edge of the road on a thin sheet of tungsten ditelluride. Read More »

See What Lies Beneath12.12.17Science Highlight

See What Lies Beneath

Real-time imaging shows how hydrogen causes oxygen to leave a buried surface, transforming an oxide into a metal. Read More »

Electron Injection Transforms a Thin Film12.12.17Science Highlight

Electron Injection Transforms a Thin Film

Simply applying a small voltage dramatically changes the atomic structure, vital to creating materials for advanced computer memory. Read More »

Watching a Particle in a Dangerous Crowd12.12.17Science Highlight

Watching a Particle in a Dangerous Crowd

A new x-ray beam technique tracks atomic-level changes under real-world operating conditions. Read More »

Ringing Atomic Bell Probes Electrons12.12.17Science Highlight

Ringing Atomic Bell Probes Electrons

Measured strong coupling of vibrations and electrons could lead to controlled magnetism and electronic properties. Read More »

Putting Molten History on the Map12.12.17Science Highlight

Putting Molten History on the Map

Focused x-ray beam revealed structural changes from laser heating, pinning down elusive melting point. Read More »