Science Highlights

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Argonne scientist Yugang Sun has been recognized as a leader in materials science and chemistry. Click to enlarge.
Two Argonne scientists recognized for their influence

Argonne scientists Yugang Sun and David Streets were recognized as being in the top one percent of the most highly cited scientists in their respective fields.

June 23, 2014
Shedding light on Nature’s nanoscale control of solar energy

A team of users from the Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory and Argonne have carried out experiments that shed new light on how photosynthesis occurs.

July 30, 2012
A 3-D map of nanopyramids in materials for LED lights. Credit: Nestor Zaluzec, Robert Colby and Eric Stach.
Shedding new light on LEDs

LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, are the secret behind your iPhone screen, flatscreen TVs, Christmas lights and crosswalk signals. They can last longer and save more energy than traditional incandescent bulbs. But there is one thing they aren’t very good at: efficiently emitting light in the yellow-green spectrum.

April 18, 2012
Diagrammatic hypothesis of the refined BHJ model for PTB7/fullerene solar cells.
Rethinking the idealized morphology in high-performance organic photovoltaics

Traditionally, organic photovoltaic (OPV) active layers are viewed as an interpenetrating network of pure polymers and fullerenes with discrete interfaces.

December 9, 2011
Thinnest Nanofiltration Membrane to Date is Produced

A separation membrane is a key component in both nanofiltration and reverse osmosis filtration systems.

October 1, 2011
Handcrafting nanoparticles into superstructures with light

One of the Holy Grails of modern nanoscience is to assemble nanoparticles—tiny pieces of matter with diameters in the billionth of a yard range—into larger structures of any d

March 1, 2011
Complexity in core-shell magnetic nanoparticles

Researchers at Purdue University and Argonne have found that the magnetic exchange bias coupling between core and shell depends critically on the "frozen spins" that reside at

March 1, 2011
Quantum-Dot-Induced Transparency in a Nanoscale Plasmonic Resonator

Electrodynamic simulations show that a single semiconductor nanocrystal can induce nearly complete transparency in the optical scattering and extinction of a metal nanostructu

December 1, 2010
Quasicrystalline order at the nanoscale

Nanoparticles have a strong tendency to form periodic structures.

April 1, 2010
Nanoparticles can be redox mediators within cell machinery

Titania semiconductor-based hybrid nanomaterials are capable of integration with biological molecules and bio-systems. We (E. A. Rozhkova et.

April 1, 2010