Science highlights

 User Science highlights (*)

15. "Probing composite materials to make better batteries", M.D. Galluzzo, W.S. Loo, E. Schaible, C. Zhu, and N.P. Balsara, "Dynamic Structure and Phase Behavior of a Block Copolymer Electrolyte under dc Polarization," ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, in press (2020).
14. "Stacking the deck for custom-built hybrid materials",H. Balch, R. Dasari, H. Li, R. Li, S. Thomas, D. Wang, R. Bisbey, K. Slicker, I. Castano, S. Xun, L. Jiang, C. Zhu, N. Gianneschi, D. Ralph, J.-L. Bredas, S. Marder, and W. Dichtel, "Electronically Coupled 2D Polymer/MoS2 Heterostructures," JACS 142, 21131 (2020).
13."Long Chains Stablize Higher-Efficiency Solar Cells", X. Zheng, et al. Nature Energy, 5, 131 (2020). 
12."Collective topo-epitaxy in the self-assembly of a 3D quantum dot superlattice", A. Abelson, C. Qian, T. Salk, Z. Luan, K. Fu, J.G.Zheng, J. L. Wardini, M. Law, Nat. Mater.  (2019) 
11. "Multi-level chirality in liquid crystals formed by achiral molecules", M. Salamonczyk, et al. Nat. Comm. 10. 1922 (2019, E. Gorecka group).
9. "Linking Structure to Behavior in Twisted Liquid Crystals",  ALS Science Highlight of a paper by M. Tuchband, N. Clark et al. PNAS 2019. 
8. "Backbone-free duplex-stacked monomer nucleic acids exhibiting Watson-Crick selectivity" by G.P. Smith, Noel Clark*, et al was awarded the Cozzarelli Prize by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), which recognize recently published PNAS papers of outstanding scientific quality and originality. 
7. Researchers Use Jiggly Jell-O to Make Powerful New Hydrogen Fuel Catalyst . (2018.12)
6. Rational Optimization of Organic Solar-Cell Materials

Staff Science Highlights

12. "Modulating helical nanostructures in liquid crystal phase by molecular design", EurekAlert, Y. Arakawa, et al. Materials Advances, 2020. 

8. "Structure of Nanoscale-pitch Helical Phases: blue phase and twist bend nematic", M. Salamonczyk, et al. Soft Matt. 13, 6649, 2017 (Cover)
6. "Probing and Controlling Liquid Crystal Helical Nanofilaments", C. Zhu, et al. Nano Lett. 15, 5, 3420 (2015)

Journal covers of BL 7.3.3 user publications

twist bend nematic liquid crystal    . 

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