New well-packed organic glass better resists changes when exposed to light.
Researchers perform first spectroscopic measurements on antihydrogen in pursuit of one of our biggest scientific mysteries: why is there so little antimatter in the universe?
New work seeks to explain a strange phenomenon occurring in fusion reactor materials.
A new type of lens improves the focusing precision at the world's most powerful X-ray light sources.
Scientists devised method that could help scientists learn new ways to boost photovoltaic efficiency.
Nanoscale images by Molecular Foundry researchers yield surprise that could push solar cell efficiency to 31 percent.
New Fresh-slice scheme provides customizable X-rays for studies needed to build more efficient electronics and cleaner energy.
Scientists surprised by discovery that copper embedded in carbon nano-spikes can turn carbon dioxide into ethanol.
Neutron-scattering studies reveal surprising formation of ammonia after acetonitrile is turned into graphitic polymer, opening doors for catalyst-free industrial reactions at room temperature.
Oleo Sponge could make oil spill cleanup more efficient.
Researchers invent a new single-step approach to constructing electromagnetic metamaterials uses tiny self-assembled pillars in composite films.
Researchers invent a low-tech, solution-based route to high-performance carbon nanotube thin films.
Scientists coax simple molecules into forming complex three-dimensional structures for faster, more energy-efficient electronics.
New approach accurately determines how electrolytes in water behave, offering insights for energy, synthesis, and medicine
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