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.

October 4, 2021

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The Remarkable Variability of Actinide Tetrafluoride Electronic Structures

Actinide tetrafluorides exhibit significant variations in their electronic structures despite having nearly identical crystal structures.

September 21, 2021

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U.S. Researchers Simulate Compact Fusion Power Plant Concept

New concept would deliver continuous electricity while reducing cost and risk.

September 17, 2021

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Enclosing Radiation-Loaded Particles to Better Seek and Destroy Cancer

Promising study details how radioactive agents could be sent directly to cancer cells.

September 14, 2021

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Keeping Waste Where It Belongs: Grain Size Explains How Spent Nuclear Fuel Enters the Environment

Microscopic features of neptunium dioxide control how contaminants dissolve in underground disposal of spent nuclear fuel.