In a recently published study, a Georgia Tech research team describes a multistep process to produce encased perovskite nanocrystals that exhibit strong resistance to degradation in moist environments
The foam is mostly made from nanocrystals of cellulose, the most abundant plant material on earth
These synthetic diamonds, used in micro-anvils, have produced nearly twice the pressure found at the center of the Earth
Using X-ray beams and lasers, researchers studied how a new promising class of solar cell materials, called hybrid perovskites, behaves at the nanoscale level during operation
A LANL team demonstrates that using their “designer” quantum dots, they can achieve light amplification in a nanocrystal solid with direct-current electrical pumping
Understanding process that creates complex crystals important for energy applications
Method for growing 'hybrid' crystals at the nanoscale incorporates quantum dots into a host nanowire with perfect junctions between the components.
From new insights into the building blocks of matter to advances in understanding batteries, superconductors, and a protein that could help fight cancer, 2014 was a year of stunning successes for the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. Oh, and did we mention the opening of a brand new facility that will push the limits of discovery across the scientific spectrum? For details on these and the rest of our Top-10 breakthroughs, check out the items below. You can follow Brookhaven Lab on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr to learn about the discoveries of 2015 as they happen.
Two breakthrough studies track the nanoscale structural changes that degrade battery performance during cycles of charge and discharge.