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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 »

A Molecular Zipper for Efficient Gas Separation11.24.17Science Highlight

A Molecular Zipper for Efficient Gas Separation

Metal-organic frameworks with chains of iron centers adsorb and release carbon monoxide with very little energy input. Read More »

10.26.17Science Highlight

Mission Not So Impossible Now: Control Complex Molecular Organization

Scientists achieved thin films with structures virtually impossible via traditional methods. Read More »

09.07.17Science Highlight

Clay Minerals and Metal Oxides Change How Uranium Travels Through Sediments

Common constituents prevent uranium from precipitating from liquids, letting it travel with groundwater. Read More »

08.29.17Science Highlight

The Tricky Trifecta of Solar Cells

The quest for solar cell materials that are inexpensive, stable, and efficient leads to a breakthrough in thin film organic-inorganic perovskites. Read More »

06.23.17Science Highlight

Breaking the Rules to Make Electricity from Waste Heat

More atomic bonds is the key for performance in a newly discovered family of cage-structured compounds. Read More »

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