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    Defects and Surface Reactions Boost Batteries

    Defects and Surface Reactions Boost Batteries

    Defect-enhanced transport and complex phase growth are changing design rules for lithium-ion batteries.

    A Nanowire Array to Screen Drugs for Neurodegenerative Diseases

    A Nanowire Array to Screen Drugs for Neurodegenerative Diseases

    Engineers develop wires that penetrate neurons and measure their activity

    Meet the Director: Sergei Nagaitsev

    Meet the Director: Sergei Nagaitsev

    This is one in a series of profiles on directors of the SC-stewarded user facilities. This profile features Sergei Nagaitsev, director of the Fermilab Accelerator Complex.

    Atomic Vibes During Melting?

    Atomic Vibes During Melting?

    Where does the heat go when a glass melts into a liquid? Not to changing the vibrations of atoms....

    Taking Solar Energy to the Edge

    Taking Solar Energy to the Edge

    Engineered stacked perovskite layers harvest light or create light via layer edges.

    Putting the P in Photosynthesis of Tropical Forests

    Putting the P in Photosynthesis of Tropical Forests

    Including phosphorus in predictions of photosynthesis may improve models of tropical forests where the supply of the nutrient is limited.

    Exploring Past, Present, and Future Water Availability Regionally, Globally

    Exploring Past, Present, and Future Water Availability Regionally, Globally

    New open-source software simulates river and runoff resources.

    Arctic Photosynthetic Capacity and Carbon Dioxide Assimilation Underestimated by Terrestrial Biosphere Models

    Arctic Photosynthetic Capacity and Carbon Dioxide Assimilation Underestimated by Terrestrial Biosphere Models

    New measurements offer data vital to projecting plant response to environmental changes.

    Superconducting Tokamaks Are Standing Tall

    Superconducting Tokamaks Are Standing Tall

    Plasma physicists significantly improve the vertical stability of a Korean fusion device.

    Graphene Flexes Its Muscle

    Graphene Flexes Its Muscle

    Crumpling reduces rigidity in an otherwise stiff material, making it less prone to catastrophic failure.

    What's the Noise Eating Quantum Bits?

    What's the Noise Eating Quantum Bits?

    The magnetic noise caused by adsorbed oxygen molecules is "eating at" the phase stability of quantum bits, mitigating the noise is vital for future quantum computers.

    Studying Crowd Behavior at MINERvA

    Studying Crowd Behavior at MINERvA

    Detector measures the energy a neutrino imparts to protons and neutrons to help explain the nature of matter and the universe.

    Tweaking Quantum Dots Powers-Up Double-Pane Solar Windows

    Tweaking Quantum Dots Powers-Up Double-Pane Solar Windows

    Using two types of "designer" quantum dots, researchers are creating double-pane solar windows that generate electricity with greater efficiency and create shading and insulation for good measure. It's all made possible by a new window architecture which utilizes two different layers of low-cost quantum dots tuned to absorb different parts of the solar spectrum.

    Electron Injection Transforms a Thin Film

    Electron Injection Transforms a Thin Film

    Simply applying a small voltage dramatically changes the atomic structure, vital to creating materials for advanced computer memory.

    Proton-Proton Fusion: Powering the Sun

    Proton-Proton Fusion: Powering the Sun

    Large-scale simulations of quarks promise precise view of reactions of astrophysical importance.

    Is There Structure in Glass Disorder?

    Is There Structure in Glass Disorder?

    For one of the strongest known materials, calculations clarify a long-standing debate about how atoms pack together.

    Bending a New Tool for Low Power Computing

    Bending a New Tool for Low Power Computing

    Theory predicts that bending a film will control spin direction and create a spin current for next-generation electronics.

    Molecular Mousetraps Capture More Nuclear Waste

    Molecular Mousetraps Capture More Nuclear Waste

    Cage-like molecules with internal chemical hooks remove three times more hazardous radioactive iodine compounds than current methods.

    New Quantum Liquid Crystal--In the Driver's Seat

    New Quantum Liquid Crystal--In the Driver's Seat

    Lasers reveal a new state of matter--the first 3-D quantum liquid crystal.

    Chemical "Pressure" Tuning Magnetic Properties

    Chemical "Pressure" Tuning Magnetic Properties

    Unexpectedly, a little chemical substitution stabilizes unusual magnetic phase of vortexes called skyrmions.

    Stirring up a Quantum Spin Liquid with Disorder

    Stirring up a Quantum Spin Liquid with Disorder

    New, unexpected paradigm discovered: Disorder may actually promote an exotic quantum state, with potential for ultrafast computing.

    Craters on Graphene: Electrons Impact

    Craters on Graphene: Electrons Impact

    Novel defect control in graphene enables direct imaging of trapped electrons that follow Einstein's rules.

    A Molecular Zipper for Efficient Gas Separation

    A Molecular Zipper for Efficient Gas Separation

    Metal-organic frameworks with chains of iron centers adsorb and release carbon monoxide with very little energy input.

    The Effect of Hurricanes on Puerto Rico's Dry Forests

    The Effect of Hurricanes on Puerto Rico's Dry Forests

    More frequent storms turn forests from carbon source to sink.

    A Chemical Thermometer for Tropical Forests

    A Chemical Thermometer for Tropical Forests

    Monoterpene measures how certain forests respond to heat stress.