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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 »

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 »

01.01.17Science 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

New Properties Discovered in Atom-Wide Troughs

Scientists found that removing lines of atoms in thin electronic materials creates “veins” that could benefit solar panels and more.

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12.14.16Science Highlight

Not Your Typical “Cut Glass Crystal”

New fabrication method takes disordered atoms to crystalline structure with a single orientation and unique properties—a true single crystal.

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12.14.16Science Highlight

How to Convince Molecules to Self-Assemble into Precise Hollow Nanotubes

Scientists reveal another design principle for building nanostructures in soft matter, valuable for batteries, water purification, and more.

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11.29.16Science Highlight

Make No Assumptions in Building a Better Battery

On the path to ultra-stable, low-cost, earth-abundant zinc-manganese oxide rechargeable batteries for the electric grid.

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11.29.16Science Highlight

Magnetic Discovery Could Be Tip of the “Ice”berg

A material with unprecedented control of magnetic states may have implications for new technologies.

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BES-2016-11-i-thmb11.22.16Science Highlight

Small, Efficient Solutions for a Big-Name Pollutant

Researchers designed an extremely efficient catalytic system to remove carbon monoxide.

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