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.

August 25, 2021

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Computers Help Scientists Understand the Particles that Make Up Atoms

A team studied some of the smallest particles in the Universe on the nation’s fastest computer, Summit at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

August 18, 2021

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Seeing Is Believing: Scientists Visualize Record Exciton Diffusion Length

A team of Molecular Foundry researchers directly visualized and measured excitons hopping across very long distances.

August 16, 2021

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Studying the Mechanism of Metal Extraction with Ionic Liquids

Research on techniques for studying the chemical properties of superheavy elements might also help recover a strategically important metal.

August 13, 2021

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Nuclear Physicists Hunt for Clues of Color Transparency in Protons

If physicists can find it, color transparency in protons could offer new insight into the particles that build our universe.