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MIT University 03.16.17University Research

Mapping the Effects of Crystal DefectsExternal link

New research offers insights into how crystal dislocations — a common type of defect in materials — can affect electrical and heat transport through crystals, at a microscopic, quantum mechanical level. Read More »

Minnesota University 03.16.17University Research

Researchers Develop Groundbreaking Process for Creating Ultra-Selective Separation MembranesExternal link

A team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, has developed a groundbreaking one-step, crystal growth process for making ultra-thin layers of material with molecular-sized pores. Read More »

Carnegie Institution for Science 03.16.17University Research

Solid Metal has "Structural Memory" of its Liquid StateExternal link

New work from a team including Carnegie’s Guoyin Shen and Yoshio Kono used high pressure and temperature to reveal a kind of “structural memory” in samples of the metal bismuth, a discovery with great electrical engineering potential. Read More »

03.15.17User Facility

The Life of an AcceleratorExternal link

The world’s longest linear accelerator, the linac located at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has undergone numerous changes in its 50 years of operation. Crews are in the process of replacing one-third of the original copper linac with cavities made of niobium. Read More »


Nidia Gallego: Carbon Scientist is as Versatile as the Element She StudiesExternal link

Working at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Gallego develops carbon materials for energy technologies and space exploration. She investigates the physical and chemical properties of carbon in diverse forms—including fiber, composites and foam. Read More »

03.15.17User Facility

Two-Dimensional MXene Materials Get Their Close-UpExternal link

ORNL scientists using state-of-the-art scanning transmission electron microscopy are providing the first direct evidence of the atomic-defect configurations in
a titanium-carbide two-dimensional ceramics or MXene, synthesized at Drexel University – a process that is very important for future nano electronic devices and catalytic applications. Read More »

University of Tennessee Knoxville 03.15.17University Research

Quantum Computing in Infinite DimensionsExternal link

Researchers at the University of Tennessee Knoxville have developed mathematical processes that take machine learning into infinite dimensions, with the potential to speed up computers far beyond conventional machines and make data storage and processing cheaper and more energy efficient. Read More »

New York University 03.15.17University Research

NYU Chemists Color World of 3D Crystals with Advances in Self-AssemblyExternal link

A team of NYU chemists has created self-assembled, three-dimensional DNA crystals that can bind a separate, dye-bearing strand—a breakthrough that enhances the functionality of these tiny building blocks. Read More »

03.13.17Science Highlight

Rare Nickel Atom Has “Doubly Magic” Structure

Supercomputing calculations confirm that rare nickel-78 has unusual structure, offering insights into supernovas. Read More »

03.13.17Science Highlight

Modeling the “Flicker” of Gluons in Subatomic Smashups

A new model identifies a high degree of fluctuations in the glue-like particles that bind quarks within protons as essential to explaining proton structure. Read More »

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