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 23, 2020

How Large Are Neutron Stars?

Data from the first observation of a neutron-star collision combined with input from modern nuclear theory narrow the range of neutron star radii.

December 15, 2020

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

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

A Swift Kick to Initiate Electronic Motion in Molecules

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