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05.06.15From the Labs

A Hot Start to the Origin of Life?External link

Researchers from Berkeley Lab and the University of Hawaii at Manoa map the first chemical bonds that eventually give rise to DNA. Read More »

05.05.15Article

LHC Sees First Low-Energy CollisionsExternal link

Today, low-energy protons met in the hearts of the four Large Hadron Collider experiments. These test collisions will help the ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb collaborations calibrate their detectors in preparation for the high-energy collisions scheduled for early June. Read More »

Students from California and Texas win DOE's 25th National Science Bowl05.04.15Press Release

Students from California and Texas win DOE's 25th National Science Bowl®

Successful competition highlights importance of investing in next generation of leaders in science. Read More »

The polyborate anions wrap up the californium cations and bond to it at eight different sites.05.01.15Science Highlight

Going Back to Californium: A Changing View of Covalency

Unusual structure, bonding, and properties may provide a new possibility for a californium borate. Read More »

05.01.15From the Labs

Giant Electromagnet Arrives at Brookhaven Lab to Map Melted MatterExternal link

A 20-ton superconducting magnet traveled from California's SLAC Lab to New York's Brookhaven Lab as part of a proposed upgrade to the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider's PHENIX detector. Read More »

In this microfluidic water electrolysis device, the channels in which oxygen and hydrogen are generated by splitting water are separated by a chemically inert wall (red). The conduction of protons from one channel to the other, which is required for continuous operation, occurs via a Nafion® membrane cap (blue).05.01.15Science Highlight

Can Small Go Big? Microfluidics Aid Quest for Artificial Photosynthesis

Small-scale device provides easy “plug-and-play” testing of molecules and materials for artificial photosynthesis and fuel cell technologies. Read More »

Gallium arsenide nanowire arrays grown on a silicon substrate are studied using photoelectrochemistry.05.01.15Science Highlight

Stacking Semiconductors for Artificial Photosynthesis

Nanowire-based design incorporates two semiconductors to enhance absorption of light. Read More »

05.01.15Article

Modeling Self-Healing Materials to Repair Fissures in TurbinesExternal link

Computational physicists from the University of Southern California use large-scale computations to design advanced materials that can heal themselves. Such materials would last longer and could reduce power plant shutdowns and repair downtime. Read More »

Dr. Charles McCrory is setting up a rotating disk electrode experiment, which is used to measure a material’s catalytic activity and stability under conditions that are required for a working water-splitting device.05.01.15Science Highlight

Comparing Apples to Apples: Benchmarking Electrocatalysts for Solar Water-Splitting Devices

Objective comparison of catalyst performance may enable the development of systems for artificial photosynthesis. Read More »

An interferogram showing the photoelectron energy vs. delay time between identical femtosecond pump and probe pulses, which excite coherent three-photon photoemission at a single crystal silver surface.05.01.15Science Highlight

Exciton, Exciton on the Wall

For the first time, researchers detect how light excites electrons in metal. Read More »

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