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.

December 15, 2020

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New Study Evaluates Role of Carbenes on the Formation of Soot

Research uses directed gas phase preparation of two carbenes, triplet pentadiynylidene and singlet ethynylcyclopropenylidene.

December 10, 2020

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Bridging the Model-Data Divide for Elusive Clouds

To help researchers examine important cloud processes, a DOE user facility activity combines high-resolution simulations with real-world observations.

December 4, 2020

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A Swift Kick to Initiate Electronic Motion in Molecules

Observation of impulsive stimulated X-ray Raman scattering with attosecond soft X-ray pulses.

December 4, 2020

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Defects Slow the Electron’s Dance

Advanced techniques reveal how defects in nanoscale crystals affect how solar photovoltaics perform.