Designed molecules will provide positive impacts in energy production by selectively removing unwanted ions from complex solutions.
Enhanced software tools will accelerate gene discovery and characterization, vital for new forms of fuel production.
Computer calculations by the Center for Solar Fuels, an Energy Frontier Research Center, shed light on nebulous interactions in semiconductors relevant to dye-sensitized solar cells.
Researchers at Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage, an Energy Frontier Research Center, take advantage of nature-made materials and structure for energy storage research.
Water table depth and groundwater flow are vital to understanding the amount of water that plants transmit to the atmosphere.
A new computational technique greatly simplifies the complex reaction networks common to catalysis and combustion fields.
A new material from the Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center, an Energy Frontier Research Center, facilitates the production of key industrial supplies.
It's the classic plot of a buddy movie. Two struggling bodies team up to drive the plot and do good together. That same idea, when it comes to metals, could help scientists solve a big problem: the amount of energy consumed by making chemicals.
New materials, designed by researchers at the Center for Excitonics, an Energy Frontier Research Center, can reduce energy consumption with the flip of a switch.
Scientists at the ANSER Energy Frontier Research Center designed a two-component layer protects a sunlight-harvesting device from water and heat.
Scientists at the Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC), an Energy Frontier Research Center, discovered a way that life could regulate solar energy transfer
Researchers at Energy Dissipation to Defect Evolution (EDDE) Energy Frontier Research Center
Scientists at the BETCy Energy Frontier Research Center explain electron bifurcation, an enigmatic energy-harnessing process in microorganisms, to inform biofuels research.
A new fast and robust algorithm for computing stellarator coil shapes yields designs that are easier to build and maintain.
Physicists measured fast electron populations. They achieved this first-of-its-kind result by seeing the effect of the fast electrons on the ablation rate of small frozen argon pellets.
Heating the core of fusion reactors causes them to develop sheared rotation that can improve plasma performance.
Scientists discover new signposts in the quest to determine how matter from the early universe turned into the world we know today.
Electric and magnetic properties of a radioactive atom provide unique insight into the nature of proton and neutron motion.
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.
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%.
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.
A new process controllably but instantly consolidates ceramic parts, potentially important for manufacturing.
Scientists determine the precise location and identity of all 23,000 atoms in a nanoparticle.
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.
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.