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Balancing nuclear and renewable energy

Nuclear power plants typically run either at full capacity or not at all. Yet the plants have the technical ability to adjust to the changing demand for power and thus better accommodate sources of renewable energy such as wind or solar power.
April 25, 2018
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Mirror, Mirror

The world on the other side of Alice in Wonderland’s looking-glass is not what it seems, but the mirror-like physics of the superconductor-insulator transition operates exactly as expected.
April 06, 2018
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What a mesh

A team of scientists has found a new way to create molecular interconnections that can give a certain class of materials exciting new properties, including improving their ability to catalyze chemical reactions or harvest energy from light.
March 29, 2018
electron microscopy of cross-linked titania nanoparticles with boron-based clusters
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It’s a trap!

When a solar cell absorbs a photon of light, it starts an electronic race against time. Two particles — a negatively charged electron and positively charged hole” — generate electricity if they fully separate.
March 27, 2018
Argonne researchers helped identify the process by which holes get trapped in nanoparticles made of zinc oxide, a material of potential interest for solar applications because it absorbs ultraviolet light.