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    A Catalystic Shock

    A Catalystic Shock

    Scientists surprised by discovery that copper embedded in carbon nano-spikes can turn carbon dioxide into ethanol.

    Squeezing Molecules Guides Chemistry

    Squeezing Molecules Guides Chemistry

    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.

    Reusable Sponge for Mitigating Oil Spills

    Reusable Sponge for Mitigating Oil Spills

    Oleo Sponge could make oil spill cleanup more efficient.

    Changing the Nature of Optics in One Step

    Changing the Nature of Optics in One Step

    Researchers invent a new single-step approach to constructing electromagnetic metamaterials uses tiny self-assembled pillars in composite films.

    Well-Aligned and Densely Packed

    Well-Aligned and Densely Packed

    Researchers invent a low-tech, solution-based route to high-performance carbon nanotube thin films.

    Tricking Molecules Into Creating New Nano-Shapes

    Tricking Molecules Into Creating New Nano-Shapes

    Scientists coax simple molecules into forming complex three-dimensional structures for faster, more energy-efficient electronics.

    Exploring the Relationship between the Two-Body and the Collective

    Exploring the Relationship between the Two-Body and the Collective

    New approach accurately determines how electrolytes in water behave, offering insights for energy, synthesis, and medicine

    Casting a Wide Net

    Casting a Wide Net

    Designed molecules will provide positive impacts in energy production by selectively removing unwanted ions from complex solutions.

    New Software Tools Streamline DNA Sequence Design-and-Build Process

    New Software Tools Streamline DNA Sequence Design-and-Build Process

    Enhanced software tools will accelerate gene discovery and characterization, vital for new forms of fuel production.

    The Ultrafast Interplay Between Molecules and Materials

    The Ultrafast Interplay Between Molecules and Materials

    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.

    Supercapacitors: WOODn't That Be Nice

    Supercapacitors: WOODn't That Be Nice

    Researchers at Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage, an Energy Frontier Research Center, take advantage of nature-made materials and structure for energy storage research.

    Groundwater Flow Is Key for Modeling the Global Water Cycle

    Groundwater Flow Is Key for Modeling the Global Water Cycle

    Water table depth and groundwater flow are vital to understanding the amount of water that plants transmit to the atmosphere.

    Finding the Correct Path

    Finding the Correct Path

    A new computational technique greatly simplifies the complex reaction networks common to catalysis and combustion fields.

    Opening Efficient Routes to Everyday Plastics

    Opening Efficient Routes to Everyday Plastics

    A new material from the Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center, an Energy Frontier Research Center, facilitates the production of key industrial supplies.

    Fight to the Top: Silver and Gold Compete for the Surface of a Bimetallic Solid

    Fight to the Top: Silver and Gold Compete for the Surface of a Bimetallic Solid

    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.

    Saving Energy Through Light Control

    Saving Energy Through Light Control

    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.

    Teaching Perovskites to Swim

    Teaching Perovskites to Swim

    Scientists at the ANSER Energy Frontier Research Center designed a two-component layer protects a sunlight-harvesting device from water and heat.

    Sunblock for Bacteria

    Sunblock for Bacteria

    Scientists at the Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC), an Energy Frontier Research Center, discovered a way that life could regulate solar energy transfer

    Tailoring Materials' Properties for Nuclear Energy

    Tailoring Materials' Properties for Nuclear Energy

    Researchers at Energy Dissipation to Defect Evolution (EDDE) Energy Frontier Research Center

    Microbes Making the Most of Their Energy Sources

    Microbes Making the Most of Their Energy Sources

    Scientists at the BETCy Energy Frontier Research Center explain electron bifurcation, an enigmatic energy-harnessing process in microorganisms, to inform biofuels research.

    Uncrowded Coils

    Uncrowded Coils

    A new fast and robust algorithm for computing stellarator coil shapes yields designs that are easier to build and maintain.

    Fast Electrons and the Seeds of Disruption

    Fast Electrons and the Seeds of Disruption

    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.

    Plasma Turbulence Generates Flow in Fusion Reactors

    Plasma Turbulence Generates Flow in Fusion Reactors

    Heating the core of fusion reactors causes them to develop sheared rotation that can improve plasma performance.

    The Roadmap to Quark Soup

    The Roadmap to Quark Soup

    Scientists discover new signposts in the quest to determine how matter from the early universe turned into the world we know today.

    Neutrons Play the Lead to Protons in Dance Around "Double-Magic" Nucleus

    Neutrons Play the Lead to Protons in Dance Around "Double-Magic" Nucleus

    Electric and magnetic properties of a radioactive atom provide unique insight into the nature of proton and neutron motion.