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Light strikes gold

Scientists advance the precision controlled synthesis of gold nanocrystals, which could create new catalysts that improve industrial energy efficiency.

Posted: Jan 9th, 2017

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Nanoparticle catalysts outperform single metal atoms

Scientists have determined that the active sites for two reactions involving carbon dioxide (carbon monoxide oxidation and water-gas shift) are associated with small platinum particles and not single platinum atoms as previously proposed.

Posted: Jan 9th, 2017

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Sturdy skyrmions stack up

A new form of low-power computing that uses miniscule magnetic whirlpools to store and process data is a step closer to becoming a reality.

Posted: Jan 6th, 2017

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Electrons 'puddle' under high magnetic fields, study reveals

Researchers used extremely high magnetic fields - equivalent to those found in the center of neutron stars - to alter electronic behavior. By observing the change in the behavior of these electrons, scientists may be able to gain an enriched understanding of material behavior.

Posted: Jan 5th, 2017

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