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Perovskite Stability and Solar Conversion Performance Improve in Materials with Less Bromide Migration

Scientists are interested in improving the stability of mixed halide-perovskites as the basis for less expensive solar cells. Current methods of making these materials produce structural defects due to rapid and unequal crystallization when the...
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Observing the Coherent Motion of Electrons with an Attosecond Stopwatch

Electrons can display interference effects like waves in the ocean, but this happens on extremely fast time scales. In this study, scientists observed the quantum mechanical motion of electrons in an excited molecule using an “attoclock,” which...
15-Sep-2023 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Probe the Source of Key Hydrocarbons on Earth—and in Space

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a class of organic molecules that scientists believe are responsible for chemical processes that eventually lead to soot and carbonaceous nanoparticles on Earth and in space. However, scientists do not...
13-Sep-2023 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Department of Energy Announces $5.8 Million for Research on Nuclear Data Benefitting Nuclear Science and Applications

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $5.8 million in funding for five projects in nuclear data for basic nuclear science and applications.
13-Sep-2023 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Plastic Deformation Engineering Dramatically Enhances Quantum Phenomena

Researchers have discovered that applying plastic deformation to the quantum material strontium titanate causes defects (known as dislocations) to organize themselves into repeating structures. These changes lead to improvements of strontium...
11-Sep-2023 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Department of Energy Announces $73 Million for Basic Research to Accelerate the Transition from Discovery to Commercialization

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $73 million in funding for eleven projects which focus on the goal of accelerating the transition from discovery to commercialization of new technologies that will form the basis of future...
11-Sep-2023 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Material Enables an Ultrafast Electron Diffraction Probe for Quantum Materials

Quantum materials’ properties arise from the interaction of their electrons and atomic nuclei. Researchers can observe these interactions as they happen using ultrafast X-ray or electron beam pulses.
8-Sep-2023 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Department of Energy Announces $112.4 Million for Research to Support National Biopreparedness and Response

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $112.4 million in funding for 10 research projects for the Biopreparedness Research Virtual Environment (BRaVE) initiative. These projects will support national biopreparedness and response...
7-Sep-2023 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Kevin Wilson: Then and Now / 2012 Early Career Award Winner

Kevin Wilson studies how chemistry proceeds at liquid interfaces on cloud droplets, atmospheric aerosols, and ocean surfaces. With the support of his 2012 Early Career award, his team focused on reactions between gases and surfaces of ozone and...
12-Jun-2023 10:55 AM EDT


Paul Romatschke: Then and Now / 2012 Early Career Award Winner

Paul Romatschke is a professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder, and a fellow at the Center for Theory of Quantum Matter, also at the University of Colorado Boulder.
22-May-2023 11:05 AM EDT

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Meet the Director: Ken Andersen

Ken Andersen is the associate laboratory director of the Spallation Neutron Source and the High Flux Isotope Reactor in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. This is a continuing profile series on the directors of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science...
23-Sep-2021 1:40 PM EDT

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Matt Law: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner

Then and Now looks at what a 2010 Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Award meant for Matt Law, now an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Irvine.
23-Oct-2020 11:50 AM EDT

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Victoria Orphan: Then and Now

Victoria Orphan is the James Irvine Professor of Environmental Science and Geobiology in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology.
24-Aug-2020 3:55 PM EDT

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Martin Centurion: Then and Now

Martin Centurion is the Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
24-Aug-2020 3:55 PM EDT

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Athena Safa Sefat: Then and Now

Athena Safa Sefat is a Senior Research Scientist and a former Wigner Fellow in the Materials Science & Technology Division of the Physical Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
13-Jul-2020 4:05 PM EDT

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Colleen Iversen on Belowground Ecology

After working on a climate change experiment that showed plants adapt to additional carbon dioxide by putting extra carbon into their roots, Colleen Iverson has been on a mission to understand the role of roots in the environment, especially the...
13-Jul-2020 3:50 PM EDT

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