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BES-2016-11-f-thmb11.22.16Science Highlight

Re-Energizing the Lithium-Ion Battery

Scientists seek to improve the battery by investigating the detailed interactions lithium ions experience with liquid battery electrolytes.

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BES-2016-11-e-thmb11.22.16Science Highlight

Greater than the Sum of Its Parts

Combining two types of catalysts speeds conversion of carbon dioxide into an industrial feedstock.

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BES-2016-11-d-thmb11.22.16Science Highlight

Oxygen Takes Elitist Attitude to Sharing Electrons

Scientists find oxygen molecules ignore electrons in metal atoms in key reaction, providing an important detail for fuel cell design.

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BES-2016-11-c-thmb11.22.16Science Highlight

A Natural Fondness for Plutonium

A protean protein transports actinides into cells and could change environmental cleanup.

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BES-2016-11-a-thmb11.22.16Science Highlight

Improving Catalysis Science with Synchrotrons

The Synchrotron Catalysis Consortium (SCC) celebrates 10 years of helping scientists.

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Natural Chemicals Transform Man-Made Particulates11.03.16Science Highlight

Natural Chemicals Transform Man-Made Particulates

Competition between two natural chemicals to coat and change atmospheric particles from fossil fuel combustion could improve accuracy of climate and air quality simulations.

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Busted: Revealing Mismatches in MJO Modeling09.09.16Science Highlight

Busted: Revealing Mismatches in MJO Modeling

Research uncovers the errors that prevent modeled precipitation variations from matching real-world results.

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Making Sense of Failure in Light-Harvesting Semiconductors09.07.16Science Highlight

Making Sense of Failure in Light-Harvesting Semiconductors

Researchers reveal the factors that affect the stability of semiconductors in solar fuel devices to aid the discovery of next-generation materials.

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09.01.16Science Highlight

Stretching a Metal into an Insulator

Straining a thin film controllably allows tuning of the materials’ magnetic, electronic, and catalytic properties, essential for new energy and electronic devices. Read More »

09.01.16Science Highlight

How to Fix Blinking Light-Emitting Nanoparticles

Scientists identified defects responsible for detrimental blinking that limits nanoparticle use in LEDs, solar cells, and lasers. Read More »