Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL)
The award honors his work on a world-class experimental station at SLAC's Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource.
The discovery could make water splitting, a key step in a number of clean energy technologies, cheaper and more efficient.
Liu acknowledged for wide-ranging work in energy materials, catalysis, carbon sequestration, material in extreme conditions and scientific big data mining.
Merging two powerful 3-D X-ray techniques, researchers revealed new details of a process known as metal poisoning that clogs the pores of catalyst particles used in gasoline production, causing them to lose effectiveness.
The study could help develop ways to safely transport radioactive actinium through the body to target tumor cells.
Creating a molecular snapshot of the way proteins interact could help development of new cancer drugs.
The White House announced $50 million in funding for ‘Battery500’, a five year effort, as part of a package of initiatives to accelerate adoption of electric vehicles in the U.S.
Scientists are using plasma to create electronic sensors that will track the health of astronauts.
The goal: Develop high-tech coatings that make the detector’s mirrors less “noisy”.
The results are an important step in designing these solid-state devices for computer memories that would operate much faster, last longer and use less energy than today’s flash memory.