Scientists use high-speed electrons to visualize "dress-like" distortions in the atomic lattice. This work reveals the vital role of electron-lattice interactions in manganites. This material could be used in data-storage devices with increased data density and reduced power requirements.
For years, scientists have explored using tiny drops of designer materials, called quantum dots, to make better solar cells. Adding small amounts of manganese decreases the ability of quantum dots to absorb light but increases the current produced by an average of 300%.
Through highly controlled synthesis, scientists controlled competing atomic forces to let spiral electronic structures form. These polar vortices can serve as a precursor to new phenomena in materials. The materials could be vital for ultra-low energy electronic devices.
A new process controllably but instantly consolidates ceramic parts, potentially important for manufacturing.
Scientists determine the precise location and identity of all 23,000 atoms in a nanoparticle.
It has long been thought that building nanometer-sized transistors was impossible. Simply put, the physics and atomic structural imperfections couldn't be overcome. However, scientists built fully functional, nanometer-sized transistors.
For the first time, scientists created a tunable artificial atom in graphene. The results from this research demonstrate a viable, controllable, and reversible technique to confine electrons in graphene.
Scientists develop tools to understand Li-ion battery instabilities, enabling the study of electrodes and solid-electrolyte interphase formation.
Researchers at Argonne have found a way to control the creation of special textured surfaces, called skyrmions, in magnetically ordered materials.
Scientists once thought proton spin was simple to understand. However, after experiments in the 1980s proved their ideas wrong, researchers have been working to understand how the proton's components contribute to its spin. Scientists use the unique capabilities of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, both DOE Office of Science user facilities, to explore this fundamental phenomenon.
A new model identifies a high degree of fluctuations in the glue-like particles that bind quarks within protons as essential to explaining proton structure.
Supercomputing calculations confirm that rare nickel-78 has unusual structure, offering insights into supernovas.
Natural carbon dioxide production from deep subsurface soils contributes significantly to emissions, even in a semiarid floodplain.
Straining a thin film controllably allows tuning of the materials' magnetic, electronic, and catalytic properties, essential for new energy and electronic devices.
Study models soil-pore features that hold or release carbon dioxide.
Scientists use LIDAR and radar data to study bird migration patterns, thanks to the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility.
Understanding interactions among organisms in complex microbial communities sheds new light on a globally significant environmental process.
Researchers discover the first CRISPR-Cas9 system in archaea, which may enable new technologies for biological research.
Feedbacks of clouds on climate change strongly influence the magnitude of global warming.
New publicly available database of DNA viruses and retroviruses debuts.
Bombarding a material with high-energy charged atoms heals, rather than damages, the atomic structure, which could lead to longer-lasting components for extreme environments.
Sticky molecules hop aboard oily floaters and may influence the amount of sunlight reflected by marine clouds.
Microscopic understanding offers fresh directions for discovering new materials to transmit energy without loss.
Separating chemicals is vital to manufacturing, water quality, and more. The relatively thick nature and inefficiency of separation techniques increases energy use. Scientists reconfigured thin films precisely to produce valuable materials by design.
Computer-designed molecular complex can be used in halogen-free electrolytes for batteries with superior performance.