September 22, 2023

Why Is It So Hard to Make Batteries Smaller and Lighter?

Scientists freeze and cut a battery in half to look inside and reveal why it fails.

September 18, 2023

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

Researchers find a way to improve the stability of hybrid organic-inorganic crystals called mixed halide-perovskites, a promising material for solar cells.

September 15, 2023

Observing the Coherent Motion of Electrons with an Attosecond Stopwatch

Scientists illuminate the quantum dynamics of electrons in highly excited molecules.

September 13, 2023

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

A molecule found in combustion on Earth and surrounding some stars can lead to the formation of an important organic hydrocarbon.

September 11, 2023

Plastic Deformation Engineering Dramatically Enhances Quantum Phenomena

Scientists use a common engineering approach to enhance the superconductivity and induce ferroelectricity in the quantum material strontium titanate.

September 8, 2023

New Material Enables an Ultrafast Electron Diffraction Probe for Quantum Materials

Bright electron beams unlock the study of small, thin materials on ultrafast timescales.

September 5, 2023

X-ray Spectral Microscopy Reveals The Active Edges of a Water-Splitting Material

X-rays penetrate a working electrode to determine the structure and chemistry in play when water enters the electrochemically active layers.

August 30, 2023

Researchers Test Quantum Theory with Precision-Engineered Thin Films

Scientists can now verify theoretical predictions using one-dimensional compositions grown in-situ at a synchrotron spectroscopy station.

August 23, 2023

AtomAI Brings Deep Learning to Microscopy Data Analysis Software

Package provides end-to-end analysis of microscopy images for accelerated materials research.

August 2, 2023

Scientists View the “Transition State” of a Photochemical Reaction in Real-Time

Researchers used ultrafast electron diffraction to image the structure of the pericyclic minimum, the “transition state” of electrocyclic reactions.