Scientists identified defects responsible for detrimental blinking that limits nanoparticle use in LEDs, solar cells, and lasers.
Disentanglement reveals exotic magnetic properties in a ytterbium-based compound. The discovery provides yet another magnetic property that could be harnessed. These properties could aid in new approaches to high-performance computing and energy-efficient technologies.
Scientists experimentally validated the predicted damage mechanism for materials in nuclear energy environments.
Scientists apprehended the atomic-scale, microscopic mechanism that limits light emission in LED lighting.
Using a needle far thinner than a human hair, scientists reversibly changed a material's hardness by up to 30 percent promises new functionalities for microphones and sensors.
For the first time, scientists analyzed the genetic material of surface microbes that are colonizing the deep subsurface, where they are adapting and thriving.
Powerful new computational methods now enable scientists to design a virtually unlimited variety of hyperstable peptide structures not found in nature. This research opens a new frontier in drug discovery.
Some global models underestimate the mean age of soil carbon. This underestimation results in an overestimation of soil's carbon sequestration potential.
New model reveals the significant role of microbes in oceanic nutrient and energy cycling. The results of this work significantly improve the crude models of microbial activity in important oceanic zones and provide holistic insights into how microbes drive nutrient and energy flow.
Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that a complex with a proton pathway and stabilized by outer coordination sphere interactions is reversible for hydrogen production/oxidation at room temperature and pressure.
Dirac Solutions' battery-free sensors offer a one-of-a-kind capability in inventory automation and advanced remote monitoring
Researchers can now more quickly identify which microbes produce mercury toxins in the environment. These findings will enable a more realistic view of possible methylmercury production in a specific setting.
To create more efficient catalysts, scientists would like to start with porous materials with controlled atomic-scale structures as random defects can hamper performance. A team created a one-pot method that produces the structures.
Scientists discovered a new material that absorbs visible light to generate electricity; this material might be useful for splitting water to produce a combustible fuel, hydrogen.
While scientists have used light to sculpt tiny crystals to do big jobs since 2001, they haven't been able to apply the process to gold--until now. Scientists created a strategy that enables synthesis of desirable gold crystals with potential for industry or medical uses.
New catalytically active coatings eliminate the need for environmentally hazardous anti-wear additives used commonly in lubricating oils for engines
A new approach offers a path to synthesize materials with superior mechanical and optical properties. This design approach replaces trial-and-error in nanomanufacturing for materials and structures.
At the world's most powerful particle physics accelerator, physicists confirmed the Higgs boson production rate. The results match our understanding of how the universe works and will help build the data sets to explore the particles' properties.
A novel method of using DNA as linkers of and cages redefines the rules for connecting nanoparticles and opens exciting prospects for creating complex materials with yet undiscovered properties for use in energy storage, among others.
Large-scale energy storage for wind and other intermittent sources could make renewable energy easier to use. Researchers showed that rechargeable zinc-manganese oxide could be a more viable solution than today's lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries.
Thin layers of a new material could lead to smaller hard drives and other high-density memory devices with greater stability when exposed to heat.
Berkelium was one of a few elements that had yet to be characterized in detail. Researchers structurally characterized it and revealed unexpected findings.
Scientists combined two materials to create a structure that turns carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide. The material has promise for removing carbon dioxide from the air, while pumping out carbon monoxide, a useful industrial product.
Fuel cells and other devices use reactions involving oxygen. To improve these technologies, scientists need to know how the oxygen behaves. Researchers just overturned the conventional thinking about the oxygen's behavior.
Once released into the environment, radioactive materials pose risks. Scientists found that a protein that binds radioactive elements, such as plutonium. This discovery could lead to new ways to clean a contaminated area.