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  • Colsovich and Kaindl in the lab

    Outstanding Science

    Ultrafast experiments illuminate the origins of the "stripe phase" and shed new light on high-temperature superconductivity.

  • Balsara polymer electrolyte

    Building Better Batteries

    Recent news story features the polymer electrolytes being developed by Nitash Balsara and coworkers for lithium-ion batteries

  • Sons and Daughters to Work Day

    Hands-On Learning

    Students construct water molecules from sub-atomic particles with MSD staff at Berkeley Lab's "Sons and Daughters to Work Day"

  • CSEE student visit at the Molecular Foundry

    Next-Generation Scientists

    Students from Richmond High School's Engineering Academy got an up-close view of nanoscience research at the Molecular Foundry

  • Garcia, Milliron, Llordes reinvent the window

    Reinventing the Window

    A team of researchers at the Molecular Foundry are using nanoscience to make smart windows even smarter

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A Square Peg in a Round Hole: Nanocrystals Pass Through Tiny Constrictions Unchanged

A team of researchers have observed an iron nanocrystal move through a constriction in a carbon nanotube with a smaller diameter than that of the nanocrystal, driven by an electric current. It's the nanoscience equivalent of putting a square peg in a round hole. ยป

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