Nano Mag Flux Lines BNL

Color-enhanced image of magnetic flux lines around individual nickel nanodots.  (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

Featured Articles

Scanning the pristine skies above the Amazon rainforest revealed that small aerosol particles that form naturally in the upper atmosphere are carried to the lower atmosphere by rapid downdrafts associated with rainfall. 10.25.16User Facility

Amazon Study Reveals that Rainstorms Transport Atmospheric Particles Essential for Cloud FormationExternal link

Tracking atmospheric particles in a pristine environment will help scientists understand the impact of industrial aerosols on climate. Read More »

Ken Williams (left) and Jill Banfield at the Watershed Function Scientific Focus Area site near Rifle, Colorado, where research by her team has doubled the number of known bacterial groups. 10.24.16User Facility

New Bacteria Groups, and Stunning Diversity, Discovered UndergroundExternal link

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley research also provides new clues about the roles of subsurface microbes in globally important cycles. Read More »

GLBRC research scientist Steve Karlen with an orchid in the Botany Greenhouse on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus. 10.17.16Article

With Designer Lignin, Biofuels Researchers Reproduced Evolutionary PathExternal link

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. Read More »

Science Headlines

10.25.16User Facility

Deep Down Fracking Wells, Microbial Communities ThriveExternal link

Scientists led by researchers at Ohio State University found that microbes actually consume some of the chemical ingredients commonly used in the fracking process, creating new compounds which in turn support microbial communities below ground. Read More »

10.24.16User Facility

Addition of Seventh HFIR Cycle Provides More Research Time for the User CommunityExternal link

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. Read More »

10.21.16From the Labs

Quantum-Dot Solar Windows Evolve with ‘Doctor-Blade’ SpreadingExternal link

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. Read More »

Science Highlights

Busted: Revealing Mismatches in MJO Modeling09.09.16Science Highlight

Busted: Revealing Mismatches in MJO Modeling

Research uncovers the errors that prevent modeled precipitation variations from matching real-world results.

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Making Sense of Failure in Light-Harvesting Semiconductors09.07.16Science Highlight

Making Sense of Failure in Light-Harvesting Semiconductors

Researchers reveal the factors that affect the stability of semiconductors in solar fuel devices to aid the discovery of next-generation materials.

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Electrons Fingerprint the Fastest Laser Pulses 09.07.16Science Highlight

Electrons Fingerprint the Fastest Laser Pulses

Simulations indicate that ultrafast laser pulses leave vortex-shaped patterns in their wake.

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Presentations & Testimony


DOE Office of Science Update.pdf file (6.3MB)

DOE Office of Science Director Cherry Murray provides an Office of Science Update at the March 2016 Meeting of the American Physical Society.


FY 2017 President’s Budget Request for DOE’s Office of Science.pdf file (7.0MB)

DOE Office of Science Director Cherry Murray presents the details of White House FY 2017 budget request.


Statement of Patricia Dehmer, Acting Director of the Office of Science, Before the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy & Water Development.pdf file (60KB)

Acting Director Patricia Dehmer discusses the President’s FY 2016 Budget Request for the Office of
Science in the Department of Energy (DOE).