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10.28.15From the Labs

Unraveling the Complex, Intertwined Electron Phases in a SuperconductorExternal link

A team led by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Cornell University has characterized a key arrangement of electrons in a high-temperature superconductor, a material that can conduct electricity with almost no energy loss without being ultra-chilled. Read MoreExternal linkage

North Carolina State University 10.28.15University Research

Researchers Create Better Algorithm for Simulating Particles in Fermi SeaExternal link

A North Carolina State University physicist and his German colleagues have created a new, more precise algorithm for simulating particle interactions when a single impurity is introduced into a Fermi sea. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.26.15From the Labs

Seeking Better BiofuelsExternal link

Researchers at the Joint BioEnergy Institute at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a bustling hub of 150 scientists and staff, are working with the basics of plant biology to make fuels with molecules that have never been fuels before. Read MoreExternal linkage

Vanderbilt University 10.26.15University Research

New ‘Geospeedometer’ Confirms Super-Eruptions Have a Short FuseExternal link

A team of geologists from Vanderbilt University have developed a new “geospeedometer” that they argue can help resolve this controversy by providing direct measurements of how long the most explosive types of magma existed as melt-rich bodies of crystal-poor magma before they erupted Read MoreExternal linkage

Purdue University 10.26.15University Research

Purdue Researchers Observe Phase Transition Thought ImpossibleExternal link

A Purdue University-led team of researchers observed electrons transition from a topologically ordered phase to a broken symmetry phase. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.23.15From the Labs

Exciting Breakthrough in 2D LasersExternal link

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) embedded a monolayer of tungsten disulfide into a special microdisk resonator to achieve bright excitonic lasing at visible light wavelengths. Read MoreExternal linkage


Departments of Agriculture, Energy Partner to Award $4.9 Million for Bioenergy ResearchExternal link

The investment is part of the Obama Administration’s initiative to broaden and diversify America’s energy portfolio and increase the development of new clean energy technologies and enhance rural economies. Read MoreExternal linkage

Duke University 10.23.15University Research

Olivier Delaire: Designing Thermoelectric Materials One Atom at a TimeExternal link

A joint appointment for researcher Olivier Delaire between Duke University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a win-win as he builds bridges between the two institutions and continues his work bombarding materials with beams of neutron to probe their atomic structures. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.23.15From the Labs

California 2100: More Frequent and More Severe Droughts and Floods LikelyExternal link

A study published in Nature Communications suggests that the weather patterns known as El Nino and La Nina could lead to at least a doubling of extreme droughts and floods in California later this century. Read MoreExternal linkage

Carnegie Mellon University 10.22.15University Research

New Technique Removes Defects While Keeping Materials StrongExternal link

An international team of researchers, including Carnegie Mellon University, has developed a new technique called cyclic healing that uses repetitive, gentle stretching to eliminate pre-existing defects in metal crystals. Read MoreExternal linkage

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