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Atomic-level imaging could offer roadmap to metals with new properties

October 10, 2019

High-entropy alloys, which are made from nearly equal parts of several primary metals, could hold great potential for…
A laser, a crystal and molecular structures

September 30, 2019

Researchers have built a new tool to study molecules using a laser, a crystal and light detectors. This…
Physicists use light flashes to discover, control new quantum states of matter

August 21, 2019

Jigang Wang can break his research goals into just a few words: “To discover and control quantum states…
A Window into the Hidden Nuclear World

August 13, 2019

First atomic-scale actinide spectroscopy sheds light on key material. A team of researchers from PNNL, Lawrence Berkeley National…
Neutrons shed light on industrial catalyst for hydrogen production

July 31, 2019

Collaborators at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and U.S. universities used neutron scattering and other…
Researchers give standard light microscopes an upgrade to see inside cells

July 23, 2019

Researchers can now see the molecules inside cells using standard light microscopes. Traditionally, light microscopes could only reveal…
First-ever visualizations of electrical gating effects on electronic structure could lead to longer-lasting devices

July 18, 2019

Scientists have visualized the electronic structure in a microelectronic device for the first time, opening up opportunities for…
4 Technologies Improving Food Safety

July 16, 2019

Food safety is an increasingly prevalent concern for consumers. So many individuals are conscious of the food they’re…
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Fiber-optic probe can see molecular bonds

June 17, 2019

In “Avengers: Endgame,” Tony Stark warned Scott Lang that sending him into the quantum realm and bringing him…
Direct from distant planet: Spectral clues to puzzling paradox

June 11, 2019

CI Tau b is a paradoxical planet, but new research about its mass, brightness and the carbon monoxide…
Combination of experiments and calculations allows examination of boron’s complicated dance

June 4, 2019

Work opens a path to precise calculations of the structure of other nuclei. In a study that combines experimental…
Image of a flame that was sampled by Sandia National Laboratories scientists against the backdrop of mass spectra and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon compounds found inside the flame. (Image courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories)
Deconstructing deleterious soot

February 8, 2019

Sandia identifies unusual polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons using tandem mass spectrometry. In most situations, breaking things apart isn’t the…
Borophene Advances as 2-D Materials Platform

December 10, 2018

Atom-thin sheets of boron containing large single crystals could provide foundation for fabricating next-generation electronics Borophene—two-dimensional (2-D) atom-thin-sheets…
Exoplanet Stepping Stones

November 22, 2018

Astronomers have gleaned some of the best data yet on the composition of a planet known as HR…
Unlocking the Secrets of Metal-Insulator Transitions

November 9, 2018

X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy at NSLS-II’s CSX beamline used to understand electrical conductivity transitions in magnetite By using…
Columbia engineers build smallest integrated Kerr frequency comb generator

October 15, 2018

Optical frequency combs can enable ultrafast processes in physics, biology, and chemistry, as well as improve communication and…
Three New Standards Approved for OSAC Registry

June 27, 2018

The Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) has approved three new standards for inclusion on…
Medical imaging technology detects vascular disorders, injuries in brain without invasive contrast agents

June 5, 2018

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University researchers have developed an analytical imaging technology based on functional MRI for…
NASA Planet Hunter on Its Way to Orbit

April 19, 2018

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system,…
Researchers develop spectroscopic thermometer for nanomaterials

March 14, 2018

A scientific team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has found a new way…
New chemical mechanisms identified on road to cleaner, more efficient combustion

March 9, 2018

Sandia researchers unravel chemistry of organic compounds Sandia National Laboratories researchers have identified key chemical mechanisms for the…
JILA Team Invents New Way to “See” the Quantum World

March 5, 2018

JILA scientists have invented a new imaging technique that produces rapid, precise measurements of quantum behavior in an…
You Knew This Day Was Coming. Alien Megastructures Ruled Out for Tabby’s Star. Dust is the Culprit

January 4, 2018

In September of 2015, KIC 8462852 (aka. Tabby’s Star) captured the world’s attention when it was found to…
NASA Develops new Tool for the Search of Extra-Terrestrial Life

December 23, 2017

While the opinions of experts on the likelihood of extra-terrestrial life (and our ability to find it) don’t…
Terahertz spectroscopy goes nano

October 20, 2017

Brown University researchers have demonstrated a way to bring a powerful form of spectroscopy — a technique used…
Creating longer-lasting fuel cells

September 27, 2017

Fuel cells could someday generate electricity for nearly any device that’s battery-powered, including automobiles, laptops and cellphones. Typically…
NASA’s Webb Telescope Will Study Our Solar System’s “Ocean Worlds”

August 25, 2017

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will use its infrared capabilities to study the “ocean worlds” of Jupiter’s moon…
Beware doping athletes! This sensor may be your downfall

August 1, 2017

Scientists searching for traces of drugs, bomb-making components and other chemicals often shine light on the materials they’re…
Studying Argon Gas Trapped in Two-Dimensional Array of Tiny “Cages”

July 19, 2017

Understanding how individual atoms enter and exit the nanoporous frameworks could help scientists design new materials for gas…
Finding a molecular needle in a haystack

June 27, 2017

Sandia Labs creates better ‘fingerprints’ to detect elusive, valuable chemical compounds Imagine being able to see the entire…
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