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05.28.15From the Labs

Spiraling Laser Pulses Could Change the Nature of GrapheneExternal link

A new study at SLAC predicts that researchers could use spiraling pulses of laser light to change the nature of graphene, turning it from a metal into an insulator and giving it other peculiar properties that might be used to encode information. Read More »

05.27.15Press Release

Nomination Deadlines for the Fermi and Lawrence Awards Extended Until June 30, 2015

The Office of Science is accepting nominations for the 2015 Enrico Fermi and E.O. Lawrence Awards through June 30, 2015. Read More »

Carnegie Institution for Science 05.27.15University Research

Linking Superconductivity and StructureExternal link

New research from a team including Carnegie’s Elissaios Stavrou, Xiao-Jia Chen, and Alexander Goncharov hones in on the structural changes underlying superconductivity in iron arsenide compounds—those containing iron and arsenic. Read More »

05.27.15From the Labs

Engineering Phase Changes in Nanoparticle ArraysExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have just taken a big step toward the goal of engineering dynamic nanomaterials whose structure and associated properties can be switched on demand. Read More »

University California Santa Barbara 05.27.15University Research

Two UCSB Professors Receive Early Career Research AwardsExternal link

The Department of Energy’s award for young scientists acknowledges UC Santa Barbara’s standing as a top tier research institution. Read More »

05.27.15From the Labs

On-Demand X-Rays at Synchrotron Light SourcesExternal link

Scientists who use synchrotron light sources are welcoming an era of “on-demand” X-rays, in which they have access to the light beams they want thanks to a technique developed at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Read More »

Arkansas University 05.27.15University Research

Physicists Advance Understanding of Electrical Vortices in Certain MaterialsExternal link

Computational physicists at the University of Arkansas have developed a novel method that accurately reveals how electrical vortices affect electronic properties of materials that are used in a wide range of applications, including cell phones and military sonar. Read More »

05.26.15From the Labs

Scientists Mix Matter and Anti-Matter to Resolve Decade-Old Proton PuzzleExternal link

According to Jefferson Lab researchers, the differences in the measurements of the proton’s electric form factor, which provides information on how quarks are distributed inside the proton, can be accounted for by the two-photon effect. Read More »

05.26.15From the Labs

Slip Sliding Away: Graphene and Diamonds Prove a Slippery CombinationExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have found a way to use tiny diamonds and graphene to give friction the slip, creating a new material combination that demonstrates the rare phenomenon of “superlubricity.” Read More »

05.26.15From the Labs

Visualizing How Radiation Bombardment Boosts SuperconductivityExternal link

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven and Argonne national laboratories describe atomic-level flyovers that show how impact sites of high-energy ions pin potentially disruptive vortices to keep high-current superconductivity flowing. Read More »

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