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Fiery orange wavy lines are shown over a chunk of graphite to demonstrate heat moving through.

Exotic “second sound” phenomenon observed in pencil lead

At relatively balmy temperatures, heat behaves like sound when moving through graphite, study reports.

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Quantum dots can spit out clone-like photons

System that generates coherent single particles of light could help pave the way for quantum information processors or communications.

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Bose grants for 2018 fund research at the frontier of discovery

The prestigious awards are supporting five innovative projects that challenge established norms and have the potential to be world-changing.

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Unleashing perovskites’ potential for solar cells

New results show how varying the recipe could bring these materials closer to commercialization.

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Nolan and Shalek Receive Promotions

Professor Elizabeth M. Nolan has been promoted to Professor, and Professor Alex K. Shlaek has been promoted to Associate Professor Without Tenure.

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How plants expand their capacity to use solar energy

Research from the lab of assistant professor of chemistry Gabriela Schlau-Cohen advances the understanding of plants' photosynthetic machinery.

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From microfluidics to metastasis

New platform enables longitudinal studies of circulating tumor cells in mouse models of cancer.

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Enhanced NMR reveals chemical structures in a fraction of the time

Technique could yield insights into complex proteins involved in Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

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Buchwald awarded 2019 Wolf Prize for Chemistry

Professor Stephen L. Buchwald shares this significant honor with Professor John Hartwig of University of California, Berkeley.

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Buchwald named the recipient of the 2018 Karl Wamsler Innovation Award

This award, presented by the Technical University of Munich and Clariant Specialty Chemicals, is given in recognition of excellence in the field of catalysis.

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Understanding how plants use sunlight

Studies of how photoprotection works at the molecular level may provide a pathway to more biomass and crops.

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New drug combination could be more effective against melanoma

Chemists discover an unexpected synergy between two types of cancer drugs.

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What happens when materials take tiny hits

High-speed camera shows incoming particles cause damage by briefly melting surfaces as they strike.

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