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.

February 3, 2021

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Molecules Bend for Organic Electronics

New electronic ring-containing polymers enable unexpected movement of energy along the backbone connecting the polymer and within each ring.

February 3, 2021

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Fluorescent Metal Organic Frameworks Go Dark to Detect Explosives

Metal organic framework materials turn fluorescent light signals on or off in the presence of guest molecules.

February 3, 2021

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Designer Polymers Created from Peptide Bundles Promise Super-Strong Future Materials

Computational design of bundled peptide building blocks that can be precisely linked provides new ways to create customized polymers.

January 26, 2021

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Stable Nickel-64 Nuclei Take Three Distinct Shapes

Scientists track down coexistence of multiple shapes in the Nickel-64 nucleus: a spherical ground state and elongated and flattened shapes.