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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 »

09.01.16User Facility

Researchers Peel Back Another Layer of Chemistry with ‘Tender’ X-raysExternal link

Scientists can now directly probe a previously hard-to-see layer of chemistry thanks to a unique X-ray toolkit developed at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). 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 »

09.01.16From the Labs

NREL Discovery Creates Future Opportunity in Quantum ComputingExternal link

Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered a use for perovskites that runs counter to the intended usage of the hybrid organic-inorganic material. Read More »

Oregon State University 09.01.16University Research

Findings About Protein Could Open Door to New Class of AntibioticsExternal link

Scientists at Oregon State University have made the first-ever detailed, atomic-level images of a peroxiredoxin, which has revealed a peculiar characteristic of this protein and might form the foundation for a new approach to antibiotics. Read More »

09.01.16User Facility

When Nanofabrication Leads to Nanoscience: Optics Developed at the CFN Bring NSLS-II's Ultra-Bright X-rays into Focus for Scientific ImagingExternal link

Optics are critical components in a one-of-a-kind x-ray microscope that was recognized with a 2016 Microscopy Today Innovation Award and named a 2016 R&D 100 Award finalist. 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 »

Columbia University 08.31.16University Research

A Data-Cleaning Tool for Building Better Prediction ModelsExternal link

Software developed by computer scientists at Columbia University and University of California at Berkeley called ActiveClean analyzes a user’s prediction model to decide which mistakes to edit first, while updating the model as it works. With each pass, users see their model improve. Read More »


Emilio Ramirez: Path to Biomass Research Full of Twists, Turns and Personal DiscoveryExternal link

Ramirez, a California native who is now a University of Tennessee doctoral candidate working with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, acquired his first experience with bioenergy as the lead operator of a biomass circulating fluidized-bed combustion facility. Read More »

08.31.16User Facility

Argonne Theorists Solve a Long-Standing Fundamental ProblemExternal link

Scientists from Argonne National Laboratory formulated a new method to provide a general and exact solution for any system at any energy, a solution that will benefit many areas of physics, chemistry, materials science, nanoscience and biology. Read More »

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