Lasers reveal a new state of matter--the first 3-D quantum liquid crystal.
Unexpectedly, a little chemical substitution stabilizes unusual magnetic phase of vortexes called skyrmions.
New, unexpected paradigm discovered: Disorder may actually promote an exotic quantum state, with potential for ultrafast computing.
Novel defect control in graphene enables direct imaging of trapped electrons that follow Einstein's rules.
Metal-organic frameworks with chains of iron centers adsorb and release carbon monoxide with very little energy input.
More frequent storms turn forests from carbon source to sink.
Monoterpene measures how certain forests respond to heat stress.
Whether carbon comes from leaves or needles affects how fast it decomposes, but where it ends up determines how long it's available.
Readily rotating molecules let electrons last, resulting in higher solar cell efficiency.
The arrangement of electrons in an exotic human-made element shows that certain properties of heavy elements cannot be predicted using lighter ones.
Scientists reveal structural, chemical changes as nickel-cobalt particles donate electrons, vital for making better batteries, fuel cells.
Wide metastable composition ranges are possible in alloys of semiconductors with different crystal structures.
Scientists combine biology, nanotechnology into composites that light up upon chemical stimulation.
A new class of plant-specific genes required for flowering control in temperate grasses is found.
Demonstrating the microfluidic-based, mini-metagenomics approach on samples from hot springs shows how scientists can delve into microbes that can't be cultivated in a laboratory.
First complete picture of genetic variations in a natural algal population could help explain how environmental changes affect global carbon cycles.
The genetic material of Porphyra umbilicalis reveals the mechanisms by which it thrives in the stressful intertidal zone at the edge of the ocean.
The newly upgraded CEBAF Accelerator opens door to strong force studies.
Scientists create widely controllable ultrathin optical components that allow virtual objects to be projected in real environments.
In just two years, a process that was developed by Molecular Foundry staff and users has nearly doubled the number of materials with the potential for using sunlight to produce fuel.
Confined within tiny carbon nanotubes, extremely cold water molecules line up in a highly ordered chain.
Scientists design outstanding catalysts by controlling the composition and shape of these tiny plate-like structures on the nanoscale.
Van der Waals force, which that enables tiny crystals to grow, could be used to design new materials.
Scarce compound, vitamin B12, is key for cellular metabolism and may help shape microbial communities that affect environmental cycles and bioenergy production.
New strategy greatly increases the production and secretion of biofuel building block lipids in bacteria able to grow at industrial scales.