- MSD's Alessandra Lanzara is a Moore Foundation grantee working on a cutting-edge technique called angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, or ARPES
- Materials Sciences Division's Xiang Zhang has led a group of scientists who have devised a way to build a "quantum metamaterial"
- A family of nature-inspired polymers was discovered at MSD, that, when placed in water, spontaneously assemble into hollow crystalline nanotubes
- The Quantum Materials team from the Materials Science Division, led a study in which polar vortices were observed in a ferroelectric material
- Berkeley Lab researchers, led by Ali Javey, have demonstrated efficient crystalline silicon solar cells without the use of doped-silicon layers or regions
Soft x-ray ptychography resolves nanoscale magnetic and structural correlations in thin SmCo5 films
MSD PIs from the Non-Equilibrium Magnetic Materials program used soft X-ray ptychography at the ALS to study nanoscale magnetic textures in thin amorphous SmCo5 films at 10nm spatial resolution. This new technique opens a path to high resolution x-ray imaging studies of novel spin textures, such as skyrmions to identify e.g. the underlying nucleation mechanisms.