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A COSMIC Approach to Nanoscale Science
An instrument at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source achieves world-leading resolution of nanomaterials.
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Researchers Realize Quantum Communications Milestone Using Light
Researchers harnessed the frequency, or color, of light - making the communication network itself a photonic quantum information processor.
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Argonne Scientists Help Explain Phenomenon in Hardware that Could Revolutionize AI
Applying an electric pulse to NdNiO3 moved an inserted proton, creating a different resistance state which generated an information storage site.
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Scientists Improve Understanding of Plasma Source for Synthesis of Nanomaterial for Microchips and Numerous Products
The research by scientists at DOE's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory could ensure that fabrication forms nanotubes as efficiently as possible.
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The Right Stuff to Find the Right Materials
PNNL physicist Vijayakumar "Vijay" Murugesan’s research—destined for Energy Sciences Center—adds to PNNL’s battery technology contributions
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Testing Wraps Up for First Fermilab-Designed Cryomodule for PIP-II Accelerator
When the beam has passed through all 23 cryomodules, the particles will be traveling at 84% the speed of light — over 560 million miles per hour.
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Chemistry Goes Under Cover
Scientists at Brookhaven Lab discover that covering metal catalyst surfaces with thin two-dimensional oxide materials can enhance chemical reactions.
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On the Line: Watching Nanoparticles Get in Shape
A research team led by Berkeley Lab has captured real-time high-resolution videos of liquid structures taking shape as nanoparticle surfactants.
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After 20 Years, Physicists Find a Way to Keep Track of Lost Accelerator Particles
Mitigating beam loss - using a new measurement technique - is paramount to realizing more powerful accelerators at smaller scales and lower costs.
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HPC Explorations of Supernova Explosions Help Physicists Reach New Milestones
The capacity for more simulations allows teams to overlap and form consensus, yielding a clearer picture of the mechanisms behind the explosions.
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University and Stakeholder News

Quantum Insulators Create Multilane Highways for Electrons
A team of researchers from Penn State has experimentally demonstrated a quantum phenomenon called the high Chern number quantum anomalous Hall effect.
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Fractured Bedrock in Forests is Overlooked Source of Natural CO2
The study linked CO2 production to the seasonal uptake of water by tree roots and the surrounding microbial communities many meters below the surface.
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OU Research Explores the Relationship Between Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide in Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The interdisciplinary study found that carbon dioxide levels stimulated soil respiration twice as much under low as under high nitrogen supply.
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Engineers Go Microbial to Store Energy, Sequester CO2
Microbial electrosynthesis, in which incoming electrons are fed to an engineered microbe, would convert carbon dioxide into non-carbon molecules.
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'Magic' Angle Graphene and the Creation of Unexpected Topological Quantum States
Using a material known as magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene, the team explored how interacting electrons give rise to surprising phases of matter.
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Researchers Find a Better Way to Design Metal Alloys
System uses machine learning to analyze boundaries between crystal grains, allowing for selection of desired properties in a new metal.
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A Cool Advance in Thermoelectric Conversion
A quantum effect in topological semimetals demonstrated by MIT researchers could allow for the utilization of an untapped energy source.
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Faraday Fabric? MXene Coating Could Prevent Electromagnetic Interference in Wearable Devices
The discovery is a key development for efforts to weave technological capabilities into clothing and accessories.
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IN-Q-NET Testbeds at Caltech and Fermilab Publish Results on Quantum Teleportation Systems
The CQNET/FQNET collaboration presents results on state-of-the art quantum teleportation fidelity.
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Bacteria Release Climate-Damaging Carbon from Thawing Permafrost
The team found that microorganisms use iron as a food source, thereby releasing the bound organic carbon into the water in the soil.
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