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04.25.16User Facility

ORNL Researchers Discover New State of Water MoleculeExternal link

The discovery, made possible with experiments at ORNL’s Spallation Neutron Source and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the United Kingdom, demonstrates features of water under ultra confinement in rocks, soil and cell walls, which scientists predict will be of interest across many disciplines. Read More »

04.25.16From the Labs

Giving Back to National Science BowlExternal link

In the 1990s, Dean Jens and Doug Fuller were high school students playing on teams from Ankeny High School that were competing to secure coveted spots in the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl (NSB) ® competition. Today, they’re professionals, fathers, and devoted alumni whose annual volunteer commitment to the NSB allows them to give back to a competition that helped shape their lives. Read More »

University of Colorado Boulder 04.22.16University Research

Study Involving CU-Boulder Shows Fertilizer Can Be Made From SunlightExternal link

A group of scientists led by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden and involving the University of Colorado Boulder and Utah State University has developed a new, eco-friendly method to produce ammonia, the main ingredient of fertilizer, using light. Read More »

04.22.16From the Labs

Cleaning Up Hybrid Battery Electrodes Improves Capacity and LifespanExternal link

PNNL chemists discovered they could make superior hybrid battery materials with a technology — called ion soft-landing — that intricately controls the raw components with a membrane that separates the ions, setting down only the negative ions on the electrode surfaces. Read More »

04.21.16From the Labs

ANNIE Finds a Home at FermilabExternal link

A little experiment with big ambitions just finished moving in this week after a year’s worth of planning and research. The Accelerator Neutrino-Neutron Interaction Experiment, called ANNIE, recently settled down and began taking phase one data on April 15. Read More »

University California Irvine 04.21.16University Research

UCI Chemists Create Battery Technology with Off-the-Charts Charging CapacityExternal link

University of California, Irvine researchers have invented nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times, moving us closer to a battery that would never require replacement. Read More »

04.20.16User Facility

Chemistry Consortium Uses Titan to Understand ActinidesExternal link

A multi-institution team has been using computing resources at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to understand actinide chemistry at the molecular level in hopes of designing methods to clean up contamination and safely store spent nuclear fuel.
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University of Wisconsin-Madison 04.20.16University Research

New Material Combines Useful and Typically Incompatible PropertiesExternal link

Most materials, too, are capable of being only one thing at a time, but a team of engineers and physicists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have created an entirely new material in which completely contradictory properties can coexist. Read More »

Researchers examined the spiral “twist-bend” structure (right) formed by boomerang-shaped liquid crystal molecules (left and center) measuring 3 nanometers in length. 04.20.16User Facility

What Screens are Made of: New Twists (and Bends) in LCD ResearchExternal link

X-ray research at Berkeley Lab details exotic structure formed by liquid crystals. Read More »

Washington State University 04.20.16University Research

Research Improves Conductive Plastic for Health and EnergyExternal link

Biological implants that communicate with the brain to control paralyzed limbs or provide vision to the blind are one step closer to reality thanks to research by Brian Collins, an assistant professor of physics at Washington State University. Read More »

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