August 2015   |   Visualization

Picture show

The Cinema project visualizes big simulations as they run.

Exascale Science
July 2015

Mounting a charge

Early-career awardees attack exascale computing on two fronts: power and resilience.

Visualization
July 2015

Zooming in

Research helps identify relevant science concealed in large image data sets.

Energy, Physics
July 2015

When electrons cooperate

University of Illinois physicists apply supercomputing to explore unconventional, high-temperature superconductivity.

Science Highlights

August 2015

Keeping the ions close

Research reveals that when a strong acid such mixes with water, the negatively charged anion and positively charged cation remain close and create an unexpected structure.

mundy-ions-largeImproving chemical reactions in fields from oil refining to battery life depends on understanding the chemistry of acids and bases. Researchers recently discovered that when a strong acid such as hydrochloric acid is mixed with water, the negatively charged anion and positively charged cation remain close and create an unexpected structure, suggesting a template for linking structure with function. The connection can help scientists develop a deeper understanding of the most basic concepts in chemistry and provide foundational information for use in battery applications.

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