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
Researchers at Energy Dissipation to Defect Evolution (EDDE) Energy Frontier Research Center
Scientists at the BETCy Energy Frontier Research Center explain electron bifurcation, an enigmatic energy-harnessing process in microorganisms, to inform biofuels research.
A new fast and robust algorithm for computing stellarator coil shapes yields designs that are easier to build and maintain.
Physicists measured fast electron populations. They achieved this first-of-its-kind result by seeing the effect of the fast electrons on the ablation rate of small frozen argon pellets.
Heating the core of fusion reactors causes them to develop sheared rotation that can improve plasma performance.
Scientists discover new signposts in the quest to determine how matter from the early universe turned into the world we know today.
Electric and magnetic properties of a radioactive atom provide unique insight into the nature of proton and neutron motion.