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Strain and Defects Grow in Tiny Magnetite Crystals When Oxidized 04.08.19Science Highlight

Strain and Defects Grow in Tiny Magnetite Crystals When Oxidized

Detailed 3D images show how nanoparticles change in reactions that purify contaminated water or power recyclable geochemical batteries. Read More »

A Detailed View of the Ancestor of Photosynthesis 03.21.19Science Highlight

A Detailed View of the Ancestor of Photosynthesis

The symmetrical light-gathering, energy-producing complex offers insights into how modern photosystems evolved. Read More »

Fitting a Square Peg in a Round Hole: The Surprising Structure of Uranium Bound in Hematite03.14.19Science Highlight

Fitting a Square Peg in a Round Hole: The Surprising Structure of Uranium Bound in Hematite

An atomic view of how toxic uranium binds to iron minerals in the environment enables better predictions of its behavior. Read More »

Unique Interface and Unexpected Behavior Help Explain How Heavy Metals Act03.08.19Science Highlight

Unique Interface and Unexpected Behavior Help Explain How Heavy Metals Act

Three types of water molecules form around a platinum-based ion, offering insights for waste processing and metal refining. Read More »

Newly Discovered Bacteria Breaks Down Biomass11.28.18Science Highlight

Newly Discovered Bacteria Breaks Down Biomass

The bacteria from cows and other ruminants’ digestive systems could provide insights for converting corn stover and other biomass into fuels. Read More »

Sense Like a Shark: Saltwater-Submersible Films06.19.18Science Highlight

Sense Like a Shark: Saltwater-Submersible Films

A nickelate thin film senses electric field changes analogous to the electroreception sensing organ in sharks, which detects the bioelectric fields of prey. Read More »

Getting Magnesium Ions to Pick Up the Pace04.11.18Science Highlight

Getting Magnesium Ions to Pick Up the Pace

Magnesium ions move very fast to enable a new class of battery materials. Read More »

What’s the Noise Eating Quantum Bits?01.06.18Science Highlight

What’s the Noise Eating Quantum Bits?

The magnetic noise caused by adsorbed oxygen molecules is “eating at” the phase stability of quantum bits, mitigating the noise is vital for future quantum computers. Read More »

Watching a Particle in a Dangerous Crowd12.12.17Science Highlight

Watching a Particle in a Dangerous Crowd

A new x-ray beam technique tracks atomic-level changes under real-world operating conditions. Read More »

Putting Molten History on the Map12.12.17Science Highlight

Putting Molten History on the Map

Focused x-ray beam revealed structural changes from laser heating, pinning down elusive melting point. Read More »

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