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Snowflake divertor10.01.12Science Highlight

A Snowflake-Shaped Magnetic Field Holds Promise for Taming Harsh Fusion Plasmas

Recent experiments have confirmed the great potential of a novel plasma-material interface concept. Read More »

Saul Perlmutter pictured with a view of the supernova 1987a in the background10.01.12Science Highlight

LBNL Scientist Shares 2011 Physics Nobel Prize

Astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter wins Nobel “for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe through observations of distant supernovae.” Read More »

Large-area nanostructured solar cells.09.01.12Science Highlight

Future Solar Cells: Thinner, Brighter, and Better

New theory describes light management in thin-film solar cells. Read More »

Hurricane Omar09.01.12Science Highlight

Fresh Water Feeds Hurricanes’ Fury

Understanding factors influencing a cyclone’s path and intensity improves our ability to forecast and mitigate impacts. Read More »

Oxygen vacancy maps reveal that the overall composition and the degree of oxygen order varies drastically between films of the same cation composition but grown on different substrates.08.01.12Science Highlight

Seeing the Voids in Fuel Cell Materials at the Atomic Scale

New microscopy method opens the door to understanding atomic-scale variations in chemistry and improved materials performance in solid oxide fuel cells. Read More »

Single-celled marine cyanobacterium Cyanothece 5114208.01.12Science Highlight

Making a Better Hydrogen Producing Bacterium

A microbe able to produce hydrogen without typical poisoning by oxygen production. Read More »

Beaufort Sea north of Alaska (NOAA)08.01.12Science Highlight

Simulation of Arctic Clouds in Climate Models

Arctic clouds, major controllers of the radiative budget, are now better represented in climate models. Read More »

Diamond anvil showing dents (arrowed) after being used to squeeze this new superhard material.08.01.12Science Highlight

New Superhard Form of Carbon Dents Diamond

Squeezing creates new class of material built from clusters of carbon atoms. Read More »

Electron microscope image of new catalyst structure showing a single layer of platinum coating a palladium nanoparticle.08.01.12Science Highlight

Improved Catalysts for Next Generation Fuel Cells

New design significantly increases the lifetime and reduces the platinum content in electrocatalysts needed for advanced fuel cells for automotive applications. Read More »

Acctinium 225 in 2 V Vials07.01.12Science Highlight

Progress on Production of Alpha-emitting Radioisotopes for Cancer Therapy

High yield production of Actinium-225 and Radium-223 achieved by high energy proton bombardment of natural thorium targets. Read More »

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