Nano Mag Flux Lines BNL

Color-enhanced image of magnetic flux lines around individual nickel nanodots. 

 Brookhaven National Laboratory

Featured Articles

Charles Shank presenting his “Vision 2010” plan during his annual address to employees at Berkeley Lab.10.07.15ARTICLE

A Passionate Scientist, a Picosecond Pioneer and a Presidential Honoree

Profile of Fermi Award winner Charles Shank. Read More »

A surfactant template guides the self-assembly of functional polymer structures in an aqueous solution. 10.06.15FROM THE LABS

ORNL Researchers Find ‘Greener’ Way to Assemble Materials for Solar ApplicationsExternal link

Using three Office of Science User Facilities, scientists found a way to control the self-assembly of photovoltaic polymers with exquisite precision, using a detergent-like molecule as a template. Read More »

Neutrinos are the ghosts of the universe. They pass through all matter and travel at near the speed of light. And some begin with a star’s violent death. Alysia Marino is spending her career hunting down neutrinos and learning their secrets.09.30.15ARTICLE

Hunting Cosmic Ghosts

Third in a series of profiles on the recipients of DOE’s Office of Science early career awards: Alysia Marino, a University of Colorado scientist who is spending her career tracking down neutrinos and learning their secrets. Read More »

Science Headlines


Laser Spectroscopy of Ultrathin Semiconductor Reveals Rise of ‘Trion’ QuasiparticlesExternal link

Insights by Oak Ridge scientists into the dynamics of these exotic-sounding particles may spur real-life applications such as improved materials for solar energy and quantum computing. Read More »


SLAC Experiment Finds Key to Natural Detoxifier’s ReactivityExternal link

Researchers working at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered that a mere 9-trillionths-of-a-meter reduction in the length of a chemical bond dramatically boosts the reactivity of a family of molecules that helps keep humans and many other organisms healthy. Read More »


Mapping the Protein UniverseExternal link

A collaboration of scientists from five national laboratories – led by Argonne – are building a computer program to provide researchers with an extensive library of proteins in order to better understand how they interact; ultimately being able to pull in basic data about DNA sequences and turning them into a complete set of good predictions about proteins and their potential functions. Read More »

Science Highlights

Assembly of the Majorana Demonstrator Module 1 detectors.September 2015

The Majorana Demonstrator: First Module of Germanium Detectors Comes Online

The Majorana experiment begins its search for neutrinoless double-beta decay. Read More »

Left: Boron-10 coated commercial silver-doped ZnS screens are used to capture ultracold neutrons directly; Right: A large area detector prototype is being examined in a light-tight box. An array of wavelength-shifting scintillator fibers is used to collect light from a 0.5 m by 0.3 m surface.September 2015

A Large-Area Detector for Fundamental Neutron Science

New scalable cost-effective ultracold neutron detector has many applications. Read More »

Three Ti:Saphire laser system used for three-step resonance ionization of Uranium (U), Thorium (Th), and Paladium (Pd).September 2015

Laser Detection of Actinides and Other Elements

New technique measures uranium, thorium, and palladium with efficiencies up to 500 times greater than current standard. Read More »

Presentations & Testimony

03.17.15Presentations & Testimony

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).

02.02.15Presentations & Testimony

FY 2016 Budget Request to Congress for DOE’s Office of Science.pdf file (6.5MB)

Acting Director Patricia Dehmer presents the details of the Office of Science FY 2016 budget request.

07.11.14Presentations & Testimony

Statement of the Acting Director of the Office of Science, Patricia Dehmer to the House Science, Space and Technology Committee Subcommittee on Energy.pdf file (58KB)

Dr. Dehmer discusses the status of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) program within the Office of Science.