Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley research also provides new clues about the roles of subsurface microbes in globally important cycles.
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers will use tiny nanocrystalline-diamond anvils to produce pressures greater than those found at the center of the Earth to potentially create as yet unknown new materials.
New Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center-led study shows that poplar trees and many other plants from all over the phylogenetic tree have actually evolved to naturally produce zip-lignin.
10.24.16 For the first time since 2011, scientific users of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor were able to take advantage of a seventh cycle, allowing for 25 extra days of neutron production and available time for new experiments on HFIR’s 12 beam lines in fiscal year 2016.
10.21.16 A Los Alamos National Laboratory research team demonstrates an important step in taking quantum dot, solar-powered windows from the laboratory to the construction site by proving that the technology can be scaled up from palm-sized demonstration models to windows large enough to put in and power a building.
10.21.16 One implication for the research could be a way to one day remotely power a device — that is, the energy expended to light the lamp could take place anywhere.
Researchers are using the Office of Science’s advanced light sources to study batteries in real-time. Read More »
Researchers at Penn State, the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company have developed methods to control defects in two-dimensional materials, such as graphene, that may lead to improved membranes for water desalination, energy storage, sensing or advanced protective coatings. Read More
How Nobel recipient W.E. Moerner and his team built the ABEL Trap and discovered the behavior of single, unfettered molecules. Read More »
For the first time, an experiment conducted by researchers at Princeton University and the University of Texas-Austin has directly imaged electron orbits in a high-magnetic field, illuminating an unusual collective behavior in electrons and suggesting new ways of manipulating the charged particles.
Eight Northern Illinois University computer science students gained valuable experience interning this past summer at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility.
University of Virginia Scientists and engineers, with colleagues at the NIST Center for Neutron Research, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Cornell University, have made new inroads on understanding the fundamental physics of the solar cell material -hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites or HOIPS - extremely lightweight, flexible, and efficient materials.
The Office of Science (SC) is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States.