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Purdue University 08.18.15University Research

Challenge to Classic Theory of 'Organic' Solar Cells Could Improve EfficiencyExternal link

New research findings at Purdue University contradict a fundamental assumption about the functioning of "organic" solar cells made of low-cost plastics, suggesting a new strategy for creating inexpensive solar technology. Read More »

This illustration shows a protein complex at work in brain signaling. It contains two joined protein complexes: SNARE, shown in blue, red, and green, and synaptotagmin-1, shown in orange. 08.17.15From the Labs

Scientists Discover Atomic-Resolution Details of Brain SignalingExternal link

X-ray laser experiment at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory reveals never-before seen neural messaging details which could help in designing new drugs for brain disorders. Read More »

08.17.15From the Labs

Dark Energy Survey Finds More Celestial NeighborsExternal link

Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey, using one of the world’s most powerful digital cameras, have discovered eight more faint celestial objects hovering near our Milky Way galaxy. Read More »

08.17.15User Facility

Surprising Discoveries About 2D Molybdenum DisulfideExternal link

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have used a unique nano-optical probe to study the effects of illumination on two-dimensional semiconductors at the molecular level. Read More »

Mississippi State University 08.17.15University Research

MSU, Argonne Sign MOU for Joint Energy ResearchExternal link

A new partnership between Mississippi State University and Argonne National Laboratory has made the university home to a major regional joint research initiative. Read More »

08.14.15From the Labs

The Pressure Is OnExternal link

Researchers with Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) have developed technology to squeeze materials with a million times the pressure of the earth’s atmosphere while studying them with neutrons. Read More »

08.14.15From the Labs

Insight Into Obscure Transition Uncovered by X-raysExternal link

The list of potential mechanisms that underlie an unusual metal-insulator transition has been narrowed by a team of scientists at Argonne and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories and the University of Arkansas using a combination of X-ray techniques. Read More »

Chicago University 08.14.15University Research

Molecular Scientists Unexpectedly Produce New Type of GlassExternal link

UChicago researchers co-led experiments that produced glass with an organized molecular structure, a material previously thought to be entirely amorphous and random. Read More »

08.13.15From the Labs

Microscopic Rake Doubles Efficiency of Low-cost Solar CellsExternal link

Researchers from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have developed a manufacturing technique that could double the electricity output of inexpensive solar cells by using a microscopic rake when applying light-harvesting polymers. Read More »

08.12.15From the Labs

Erdemir Receives Patent for Ultra-Fast Surface Hardening TechnologyExternal link

A newly patented technology by Distinguished Fellow Ali Erdemir and his team at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory could greatly extend the lifetime of mechanical parts. Read More »

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