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Measuring the Impossible: X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Hydrogen and Helium02.11.19Science Highlight

Measuring the Impossible: X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Hydrogen and Helium

The two most abundant elements in the universe, hydrogen and helium, were previously thought to be impossible to measure by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Read More »

Early “Fossils” Formed by Tectonics, not Life02.11.19Science Highlight

Early “Fossils” Formed by Tectonics, not Life

The 3.7-billion-year-old structures were considered the first evidence for life on the planet; new evidence suggests differently. Read More »

Taking Diamond Qubits for a Spin02.11.19Science Highlight

Taking Diamond Qubits for a Spin

Scientists use implanted silicon ions and electricity to increase the spin time of quantum bits, moving closer to the tech needed for quantum networks. 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 »

New Probe for the Secrets of Complex Interfaces01.21.19Science Highlight

New Probe for the Secrets of Complex Interfaces

Element-selective method reveals interfacial properties of materials used for water purification, catalysis, energy conversion, and more. 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 »

10.17.18Science Highlight

How to Make Soot and Stardust

Scientists unlock mystery that could help reduce emissions of fine particles from combustion engines and other sources. Read More »

Getting an Up-Close, 3-D View of Gold Nanostars09.06.18Science Highlight

Getting an Up-Close, 3-D View of Gold Nanostars

Scientists can now measure 3-D structures of tiny particles with properties that hold promise for advanced sensors and diagnostics. Read More »

Scaling Up Single-Crystal Graphene09.05.18Science Highlight

Scaling Up Single-Crystal Graphene

New method can make films of atomically thin carbon that are over a foot long. Read More »

New Electron Glasses Sharpen Our View of Atomic-Scale Features09.05.18Science Highlight

New Electron Glasses Sharpen Our View of Atomic-Scale Features

A new approach to atom probe tomography promises more precise and accurate measurements vital to semiconductors used in computers, lasers, detectors, and more. Read More »

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