Nano Mag Flux Lines BNL

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

Featured Articles

This rendering shows opposite configurations in the molecular structure of a plant hormone called jasmonic acid (gray and red) that are bound to nanostructures (gold and blue) called MOFs, or metal-organic frameworks. 08.19.16User Facility

A New Way to Display the 3-D Structure of MoleculesExternal link

Metal-organic frameworks provide a new platform for solving the structure of hard-to-study samples. Read More »

One of the genomes sequenced for this study was of the yeast Scheffersomyces stipitis. 08.16.16User Facility

Expanding the Stable of Workhorse YeastsExternal link

New genome sequences target next generation of yeasts with improved biotech uses. Read More »

Diagram which shows light falling on the walls triggers formation of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and other “reactive oxygen species” that kill bacteria. 08.15.16From the Labs

SLAC, Stanford Gadget Grabs More Solar Energy to Disinfect Water FasterExternal link

Plopped into water, a tiny device triggers the formation of chemicals that kill microbes in minutes. Read More »

Science Headlines

08.29.16User Facility

Poof! The Weird Case of the X-ray that Came Out BlankExternal link

Researchers at SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source have observed a nonlinear optical effect, called “stimulated scattering,” that had never been seen in X-rays before and is a milestone in the quest to understand how light interacts with matter. Read More »

08.29.16From the Labs

Major Next Steps for Fusion Energy Based on the Spherical Tokamak DesignExternal link

Physicists at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab and the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy are considering the design and materials for the next step in fusion reactions research – a device called a Fusion Nuclear Science Facility that could become a pilot plant and serve as a forerunner for a commercial fusion reactor. Read More »

08.24.16User Facility

PPPL and Princeton Help Lead a New Center to Understand and Mitigate Runaway Electrons that Pose a Challenge for ITERExternal link

Researchers from nine U.S. universities and national laboratories are working together to explore the causes and solutions for runaway electrons, which travel at nearly the speed of light and could damage the interior walls of future tokamaks. Read More »

Science Highlights

Diverse Fungi Secrete Similar Suite of Decomposition Enzymes08.26.16Science Highlight

Diverse Fungi Secrete Similar Suite of Decomposition Enzymes

Analyses reveal diversity in carbon turnover and other degradation processes, offering insights for biofuel production.

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New Mathematics08.26.16Science Highlight

New Math Captures Fluids in Unprecedented Detail

New approach could benefit applications as diverse as propeller and printers.

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Defects, Electrons, and a Long-Standing Controversy08.24.16Science Highlight

Defects, Electrons, and a Long-Standing Controversy

Scientists explain diverse results around a material that is both insulator and conductor and offer chemical roadmap to harness it.

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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).