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December 20, 2009

New Capabilities for the Atomic Force Microscope
The dramatic increase in the information extracted from a single run provides an unlimited number of usable signals which are suitable for high resolution imaging in liquid, gases and vacuum.


December 20, 2009

R&D 100 Award for the Development of Mode-Synthesizing Atomic Force Microscope (MSAFM)
MSAFM offers a unique way of exploring the physical properties of a large variety of samples, from biological tissues to nanofabricated systems. The system can attain atomic resolution. It retains all the advantages of an AFM but possesses a new powerful feature for exploring the interior of samples.


December 18, 2009

New Isolate from YNP Displays Rapid Hydrolysis of Plant Biomass at High Temperatures
A novel isolate from the genus Caldicellulosiruptor was isolated and displayed rapid growth on crystalline cellulose and pretreated switchgrass at 80°C.


June 01, 2009

Mycorrhizae inoculation increases switchgrass biomass under drought
Symbiotic microbes hold great potential for bioenergy crop production, or any agronomic crop, grown under a low-input regime.

BioEnergy Science Center one of three DOE Bioenergy Research Centers established by the U.S. Department of Energy.