New Way to Create Topological Switch
Ultrafast manipulation of material properties with light could stimulate the development of novel electronics, including quantum computers.
Finding Cracks in the Cell Wall of Fungi
Identifying the complex cell wall structure of a deadly fungus will help scientists develop more effective drugs to attack them.
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
Uncovering the secrets of fungal cell walls
4 January 2019
With unprecedented sensitivity and resolution from state-of-the-art magnets, scientists have identified for the first time the cell wall structure of one of the most prevalent and deadly fungi.
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.
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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