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10.19.17Science Highlight

Nanoribbons Enable “On–Off” Switch for Graphene

Built from the bottom up, nanoribbons can be semiconducting, enabling broad electronic applications. Read More »

09.07.17Science Highlight

First Look at a Living Cell Membrane

Neutrons provide the solution to nanoscale examination of living cell membrane and confirm the existence of lipid rafts. Read More »

08.18.17Science Highlight

Extreme-Scale Code Models Extremely Hot Plasma to Explain Spontaneous Transition

For the first time, scientists modeled the spontaneous bifurcation of turbulence to high-confinement mode, solving a 35-year-old mystery. Read More »

08.14.17Science Highlight

Physicists Move Closer to Listening In on Sub-Atomic Conversation

Calculations of a subatomic particle called the sigma provide insight into the communication between subatomic particles deep inside the heart of matter. 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 »

Graber New Technique07.29.16Science Highlight

New Technique Shows Protein Changes in Intact Microbial Communities

Mass spectrometry and high-performance computing combined, allowing scientists to study proteins that link internal processes to community attributes.

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The crystallized oxide (lighter regions) spelling the word “small” was “printed” on a non-crystallized layer (darker gray) by a well-controlled beam in an electron microscope.06.07.16Science Highlight

Atomic Sculpting with a Microscope

A new tool allows atomic 3D printing. Read More »

Confined in droplets, exotic phases of liquid crystals have been simulated (left) and experimentally observed (right).06.07.16Science Highlight

Tiny Droplets… Lead to Exotic Properties

Chameleon-like color changes are observed by confining liquid crystals within small drops. Read More »

Conceptual art connects the atomic underpinnings of the neutron-rich calcium-48 nucleus with the Crab Nebula, which has a neutron star at its heart.02.29.16Science Highlight

What Is the Size of the Atomic Nucleus?

The neutron skin of the nucleus calcium-48 is much thinner than previously thought. Read More »

Million molecule simulation of ice formation in a single water droplet.08.01.15Science Highlight

Freezing a Droplet to Stop the Ice

Advances in simulating water molecules in droplets reveal surfaces that may be resistant to ice formation. Read More »

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