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10.20.17User Facility

Researchers Customize Catalysts to Boost Product Yields and Decrease Chemical Separation CostsExternal link

For some crystalline catalysts, what you see on the surface is not always what you get in the bulk, according to two studies led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read More »

University of Illinois at Chicago 10.20.17University Research

Converting Carbon Dioxide to Carbon Monoxide Using Water and ElectricityExternal link

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis have determined how electrocatalysts can convert carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water and electricity. The discovery can lead to the development of efficient electrocatalysts for large scale production of synthesis gas — a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. Read More »

Georgia Tech University 10.20.17University Research

Navigational View of the Brain Thanks to Powerful X-RaysExternal link

A research team led by Eva Dyer, a computational neuroscientist and electrical engineer, has imaged brains at that map-like or “meso” scale using the most powerful X-ray beams in the country. The imaging scale gives an overview of the intercellular landscape of the brain at a level relevant to small neural networks, which are at the core of the brain’s ability to compute. Read More »

Oregon State University 10.20.17University Research

Assessment Shows Metagenomics Software Has Much Room for ImprovementExternal link

A recent critical assessment of software tools represents a key step toward taming the “Wild West” nature of the burgeoning field of metagenomics, said an Oregon State University mathematical biologist who took part in the research. Read More »

10.19.17Science Highlight

Designer Binders Protect Silicon Battery Electrodes

New binding molecules formed a protective layer after charging and discharging, making a promising battery component more stable. Read More »

10.19.17Science Highlight

Nanoribbons Enable “On–Off” Switch for Graphene

Built from the bottom up, nanoribbons can be semiconducting, enabling broad electronic applications. Read More »

10.19.17Science Highlight

On-Demand 3-D Printing of Tiny Magic Wands

Direct writing of pure-metal structures may advance novel light sources, sensors and information storage technologies. Read More »

10.19.17Science Highlight

Watching Catalysts Evolve in 3-D

Scientists reveal structural, chemical changes as nickel-cobalt particles donate electrons, vital for making better batteries, fuel cells. Read More »

10.19.17Science Highlight

Hybrid Material Glows Like Jellyfish

Scientists combine biology, nanotechnology into composites that light up upon chemical stimulation. Read More »

10.19.17User Facility

At ORNL, Neutron Scattering Impacts Daily LifeExternal link

Researchers from the DOE Manufacturing Demonstration Facility located at ORNL used neutrons to test residual stress in 3D-printed steel parts. By studying complex geometries like the figure 6 shown here, researchers can design and build more complex structures with large-scale 3D metal printing. Read More »

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