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Nanocages Trap and Separate Elusive Noble Gases

Researchers have discovered how two-dimensional nanoscale cages trap some noble gases. These cages can trap atoms of argon, krypton, and xenon at above freezing temperatures. Noble gases are hard to trap using other methods because they condense at...
30-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Parker Spiral Created in the Laboratory for the First Time Ever

The Sun is a spinning ball of plasma that generates its own magnetic field. As the Sun spews out plasma, it generates solar wind that pulls the Sun’s magnetic field along with it, twisting the magnetic field into what is called a Parker spiral. A...
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A Chemical Extreme in the Periodic Table Is Revealed

Understanding how a small, gas-phase molecule containing an actinide atom reacts with other molecules helps us understand the chemistry of heavy elements. This study identified an extreme in the chemical behavior of curium, which lies at the center...
27-Mar-2020 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Upconverting Nanolasers from Subwavelength Plasmons: Stability and Ultralow Powers

Researchers have created miniature lasers that are stable and work continuously at room temperature. The lasers use arrays of nanopillars with nanoparticles that can absorb two photons of light and emit them as a single photon with higher energy....
25-Mar-2020 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Polymers that Close the Loop in Plastics Recycling

Scientists have designed a recyclable plastic called poly(diketoenamine)s, or PDKs. In contrast to many plastics, scientists can recover and free the monomers of PDK plastic from each other and additives by dunking it in a highly acidic solution....
25-Mar-2020 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Artificial Intelligence Joins the Team for Smarter & Faster Experiments

Scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence method that automates experiments by autonomously defining and conducting the next step of an experiment without input from human researchers. It works by creating a model that fits...
25-Mar-2020 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Metasurface Helps Make the Switch to Terahertz Frequencies

Researchers are finding new applications for radiation between microwaves and infrared light. This terahertz radiation could lead to new capabilities in imaging, communications, and other areas. To expand its use, researchers need switches that work...
25-Mar-2020 1:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Resolving the self-interaction correction paradox in molecular modeling

Nearly all computer models of molecules and materials are based on density functional theory (DFT) approximations. Several methods exist for correcting self-interaction error in DFT approximations that work well for some chemical arrangements but...
24-Mar-2020 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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John Kitchin: Then and Now

John Kitchin is a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.
19-Mar-2020 2:55 PM EDT

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Tsuyoshi Tajima: Then and Now

Tsuyoshi Tajima is a research and development engineer and a team leader in the Accelerator Operations and Technology Division at the U.S. Department of Energy Los Alamos National Laboratory.
19-Mar-2020 2:50 PM EDT

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Stanislav Boldyrev: Then and Now

Stanislav Boldyrev is a professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
28-Feb-2020 1:55 PM EST

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Arthi Jayaraman: Then and Now

Arthi Jayaraman is a full professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Material Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware.
21-Feb-2020 11:20 AM EST

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The Big Questions: Ian Foster on High-Performance Computing

The Big Questions series features perspectives from the five recipients of the Department of Energy Office of Science’s 2019 Distinguished Scientists Fellows Award describing their research and what they plan to do with the award. Ian Foster is...
29-Jan-2020 1:30 PM EST

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The Big Questions: Sally Dawson on the Higgs Boson

The Big Questions series features perspectives from the five recipients of the Department of Energy Office of Science’s 2019 Distinguished Scientists Fellows Award describing their research and what they plan to do with the award. Sally Dawson is...
29-Jan-2020 1:25 PM EST

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Marivi Fernández-Serra: Then and Now

Marivi Fernández-Serra is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University.
29-Jan-2020 1:20 PM EST

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Meet the Director: Guy Savard

This is a continuing profile series on the directors of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science user facilities. These scientists lead a variety of research institutions that provide researchers with the most advanced tools of modern...
29-Jan-2020 12:55 PM EST

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