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March 2013

Size Doesn't Matter

Large volume changes which occur in electrode materials as a result of the electrochemical alloying reactions in batteries lead to severe mechanical deformation of electrode materials and eventual failure.

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March 2013

Keeping Lithography Current

Foundry researchers have discovered how to improve current optical lithography techniques by reducing pitch gratings.

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March 2013

Bacteria Power

A team led by the Foundry's Caroline Ajo-Franklin has demonstrated that engineered E. coli strains can generate measurable current at an anode.

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March 2013

Seeing in Color at the Nanoscale

Foundry researchers have developed a new tool that delivers information about nanoscale chemistry and interactions with light, the atomic microscopy equivalent to color.

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August 2012

Defining Structure in Synthetic Proteins

In a collaborative study, Foundry researchers have demonstrated that reliable de novo structural prediction for peptoids is possible.

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August 2012

S-layer Key to Self-Assembly

Using in situ AFM to observe S-layer formation on mica chips, Foundry scientists show that a kinetic trap occurs during protein self-assembly.

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August 2012

Better Bonding

The Foundry's Jim DeYoreo led the development of a groundbreaking model that predicts molecular interactions.

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July 2012

New Direction for Nanorods

MSD's Haimei Zheng and the Foundry's Stephen Whitelam contribute to new findings that resolve a decades-long debate about nanoparticle growth dynamics.

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June 2012

Nanopillar Array Boosts Electron Photoemission

A new technique developed with the Foundry's Bruce Harteneck proves that the plasmonic field of a gold nanopillar array enhances photoemitted-electron energies.       

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June 2012

Nanoscience in Pure Color

The Foundry's Delia Milliron and colleagues have developed a model to accurately predict the color and purity of upconverted light emitted by any combination of ions.

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May 2012

Enhanced Carbon Capture

The Foundry's Jeff Neaton led the discovery of a new CO2-binding mechanism that may help design materials to capture and store anthropogenic carbon emissions.

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May 2012

Energy Conversion at the Nanoscale

Researchers from Columbia University and the Foundry reveal a surprising relationship between electrical conductivity and thermopower at the molecular scale.

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May 2012

An Atlas for Nanotube Exploration

A research team co-led by Feng Wang of the Materials Sciences Division has mapped out an atlas of carbon nanotubes' key structural and optical properties.

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