Design principles lead to a catalyst that splits water in a low pH environment, vital for generating solar fuels.
Antiquark spin contribution to proton spin depends on flavor, which could help unlock secrets about the nuclear structure of atoms that make up nearly all visible matter in our universe.
A precision measurement of the proton's weak charge narrows the search for new physics.
Physicists develop a universal mathematical description that suggests that proton-neutron pairs in a nucleus may explain why their associated quarks have lower average momenta than predicted.
With user facilities, researchers devise novel battery chemistries to help make fluoride batteries a reality.
Pressure in the middle of a proton is about 10 times higher than in a neutron star.
Storing extremely slow neutrons in a novel trap enables precise measurement of a basic property of particle physics.
Insights into how nature converts carbon dioxide into sugar could help scientists develop crops that produce fuels and other products.
Scientists observe and control molecular and atomic dynamics at the fastest timescales to date.
Scientists discovered how iron atoms continually re-arrange on surfaces, offering insights into metal corrosion and soil remediation.
Detailed 3D images show how nanoparticles change in reactions that purify contaminated water or power recyclable geochemical batteries.
Researchers offer insights into how a key piece of photosynthetic machinery changed over 3 billion years.
Researchers demystify how the nitrogenase enzyme breaks bonds to learn a better way to make ammonia.
The symmetrical light-gathering, energy-producing complex offers insights into how modern photosystems evolved.
Even a single species of bacteria can positively affect soils and plants, improving and even enabling agriculture in semi-arid areas.
First-of-a-kind study advances understanding of microbial and viral communities involved in biomass breakdown.
An atomic view of how toxic uranium binds to iron minerals in the environment enables better predictions of its behavior.
Scientists reveal the importance of an amino acid that supplies energy and protection for microbial communities deep underground.
Three types of water molecules form around a platinum-based ion, offering insights for waste processing and metal refining.
Scientists show metabolic tradeoffs result from a specific change to the grow-defend balance.
Research offers details on the chemistry of trihydrogen ion.
Elegant theory shows how water helps separate ions involved in material synthesis and manufacturing.
Review highlights insights into coherence, which could help overcome roadblocks in next-generation energy systems.
A pioneering study offers an easier approach to study how microbes work and could help scientists advance models of the cycling of elements and nutrients in frequently flooded soils.
Exploiting a strain-engineering approach could provide nanoscale light sources with a nonfluctuating emission wavelength for use in sensors, quantum communication, and imaging.