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How Sunlight Energizes Electrons to Break Nitrogen and Form Ammonia02.11.19Science Highlight

How Sunlight Energizes Electrons to Break Nitrogen and Form Ammonia

Molybdenum-based complex harvests light to make inert nitrogen gas reactive to potentially become part of fertilizer. Read More »

Newly Discovered Design Rules Lead to Better Fuel Cell Catalyst 02.11.19Science Highlight

Newly Discovered Design Rules Lead to Better Fuel Cell Catalyst

Optimized oxides made from common metals use less energy and show the potential of new design approach. Read More »

Atomic Snapshots of Photosynthesis02.11.19Science Highlight

Atomic Snapshots of Photosynthesis

Scientists catch details with atomic resolution, potentially helping design systems to use sunlight and water to produce fuels. Read More »

Chemicals Can Change Their Identity, Thanks to the Liquids Where They Reside 02.10.19Science Highlight

Chemicals Can Change Their Identity, Thanks to the Liquids Where They Reside

Far from being a mere spectator, solvents can play a larger role in chemical reactions, likely including those used in energy storage and biology. Read More »

How to Best Predict Chemical Reactions of Contaminants in Water02.10.19Science Highlight

How to Best Predict Chemical Reactions of Contaminants in Water

Scientists determine the accuracy of computational methods used to study the sulfate radical approach to purifying water. Read More »

Too Close for Comfort: Nanoparticles Need Some Space to Transfer Energy02.09.19Success Story

Too Close for Comfort: Nanoparticles Need Some Space to Transfer Energy

Particle crowding interferes with moving energy efficiently along promising molecular chains. Read More »

Hydrogels Change Water and Solute Dynamics02.05.19Science Highlight

Hydrogels Change Water and Solute Dynamics

Hydrogel pores can modify the molecular-level motion of water and dissolved ions. Read More »

Controlling Charge Flow by Managing Electron Holes 02.05.19Science Highlight

Controlling Charge Flow by Managing Electron Holes

Researchers watch and measure in real time charge dynamics between layers of oxide materials, offering insights into solar cells. Read More »

The Subtle, but Significant, Role of Surfaces in Ion Stickiness02.05.19Science Highlight

The Subtle, but Significant, Role of Surfaces in Ion Stickiness

Direct interactions dominate ion adsorption to aqueous graphene, a process central to vital processes in energy technology. Read More »

Controls on Nitrogen Nutrient Availability in the Arctic Tundra02.04.19Science Highlight

Controls on Nitrogen Nutrient Availability in the Arctic Tundra

Soil moisture is key to determining plant growth and nutrient cycling in complex tundra landscapes. Read More »