Less than a nanometer thick, stronger and more versatile than steel
Scientists create stable nanosheets containing boron and hydrogen atoms with potential applications in nanoelectronics and quantum information technology.
What's thinner than thin? One answer is two-dimensional materials -- exotic materials of science with length and width but only one or t ... more
Inside the battery in 3D
Despite worldwide use of lithium batteries, the exact dynamics of their operation has remained elusive. X-rays have proven to be a powerful tool for peering inside of these batteries to see the changes that occur in real time.
Using the ultrabright X-rays of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) ... more
Turning carbon dioxide into liquid fuel
Catalysts speed up chemical reactions and form the backbone of many industrial processes. For example, they are essential in transforming heavy oil into gasoline or jet fuel. Today, catalysts are involved in over 80 percent of all manufactured products.
A research team, led by the U.S. Depa ... more