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Ultrafast Imaging Reveals the Electron’s New Clothes

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Scientists use high-speed electrons to visualize “dress-like” distortions in the atomic lattice. This work reveals the vital role of electron-lattice interactions in manganites. This material could be used in data-storage devices with increased data density and reduced power requirements.

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One Small Change Makes Solar Cells More Efficient

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For years, scientists have explored using tiny drops of designer materials, called quantum dots, to make better solar cells. Adding small amounts of manganese decreases the ability of quantum dots to absorb light but increases the current produced by an average of 300%.

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Electronic “Cyclones” at the Nanoscale

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Through highly controlled synthesis, scientists controlled competing atomic forces to let spiral electronic structures form. These polar vortices can serve as a precursor to new phenomena in materials. The materials could be vital for ultra-low energy electronic devices.

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In a Flash! A New Way for Making Ceramics

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A new process controllably but instantly consolidates ceramic parts, potentially important for manufacturing.

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Deciphering Material Properties at the Single-Atom Level

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Scientists determine the precise location and identity of all 23,000 atoms in a nanoparticle.

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Smallest Transistor Ever

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It has long been thought that building nanometer-sized transistors was impossible. Simply put, the physics and atomic structural imperfections couldn’t be overcome. However, scientists built fully functional, nanometer-sized transistors.

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Creation of Artificial Atoms

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For the first time, scientists created a tunable artificial atom in graphene. The results from this research demonstrate a viable, controllable, and reversible technique to confine electrons in graphene.

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Developing Tools to Understand Lithium-Ion Battery Instabilities

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Scientists develop tools to understand Li-ion battery instabilities, enabling the study of electrodes and solid-electrolyte interphase formation.

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Champions in Science: Profile of Zach Teitler

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Each year, the DOE Office of Science write profiles on past NSB competitors. These features include their memories of their high school adventures and information on their education and career accomplishments.

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U.S. Department of Energy’s INCITE Program Seeks Advanced Computational Research Proposals for 2018

The Department of Energy’s INCITE program will be accepting proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns in a broad array of science, engineering, and computer science domains.







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