Each year, scientists with the Office of Science, at our national laboratories, and supported by the Office of Science at the nation’s colleges and universities, publish thousands of research findings in the scientific literature. About 200 of these are selected annually by their respective program areas in the Office of Science as publication highlights of special note.

For the archive of past publication highlights, click here.

January 6, 2022

Near-Surface Gas-Phase Imaging Techniques Give a More Complete Picture of Heterogeneous Catalysis

Researchers improve their scientific understanding of heterogeneous catalysis by imaging the gas just above the surface of the catalyst.

December 22, 2021

Scientists Identify Genes Key to Microbial Colonization of Plant Roots

Identification of an enzyme that microbes deploy in the presence of plants leads to discovery of candidate genes involved in root colonization.

December 20, 2021

Illuminating Magnetic Turbulence in Fusion Plasmas

Electromagnetic waves are used to internally identify turbulent magnetic fluctuations in 100-million-degree fusion plasmas.

December 17, 2021

The Quantum Rodeo

The new “rodeo algorithm” approach for preparing energy states of complex systems on a quantum computer is exponentially faster than other algorithms.