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Technique Reaps Results
A technique called dynamic nuclear polarization is hitting its stride, using electrons to shine a light on complex molecules. Read more in fields magazine.
A Leap Toward Practical Superconductors
With hydrogen sulfide, scientists make the latest leap forward on the road to room-temperature superconductivity.
Fluorine in a Fullerene
Researchers have generate the first fluorinated and metal-encapsulated carbon nanocages, a process that could lead to clean energy applications such as plastic solar cells.
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Scientists use our magnets to explore semiconductors, superconductors, newly-grown crystals, buckyballs and materials from the natural world — research that reveals the secret workings of materials and empowers us to develop new technologies.
Scientists here are working to optimize petroleum refining, advance potential bio-fuels such as pine needles and algae, and fundamentally change the way we store and deliver energy by developing better batteries.
Latest Science Highlights
Functionalizing molecular nanocarbon with fluorine atoms
19 November 2018
Researchers have discovered a new method to create encapsulated carbon nanomaterials that contain fluorine. Known as fullerenes, these nanocages are promising candidates for clean energy applications.
Quasi-2D to 3D Fermi surface topology change in Nd-doped CeCoIn5
5 November 2018
Scientists found that the emergence of an exotic quantum mechanical phase in Ce1-xNdxCoIn5 is due to a shape change in the Fermi surface. This finding ran counter to theoretical arguments and has led investigators in new directions.
Destruction of Weyl nodes and a new state in tantalum arsenide above 80 teslas
17 September 2018
Weyl metals such as tantalum arsenide (TaAs) are predicted to have novel properties arising from a chirality of their electron spins. Scientists induced an imbalance between the left- and right-handed spin states, resulting in a topologically protected current. This was the first time this phenomenon, known as the chiral anomaly, has been observed.
Manipulating the ferryl tilt in a non-heme oxoiron(IV) complex that makes the complex a better oxidant, W. Rasheed, et al., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 57, 9387-9391 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online
1.1 billion-year-old porphyrins evidence photosynthesis 600 million years earlier than previously established, N. Guineli, et al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 115, 1-9 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online
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