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Inelastic neutron scattering of high-quality single-crystal samples of the mineral ZnCu3(OD)6Cl2.12.01.12Science Highlights

Experimental Confirmation of a New State of Magnetism Previously Predicted by Theory

This observation paves the way for a deeper understanding of high-temperature superconductivity and future applications for quantum computing. Read More »

DOE researchers are using a coupled ice-ocean model to study melt channels beneath Greenland’s Petermann Glacier, shown here in July 2012.12.01.12Science Highlights

Melting Ice Sheets and Sea Level Change

Recent studies reveal that complex ice-ocean interactions affect melting. Read More »

Electrochemical cell for splitting carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide and oxygen.12.01.12Science Highlights

Two for the Price of One: Water and Carbon Dioxide Splitting via a Single Catalyst

A simple, robust catalyst is capable of both water oxidation and carbon dioxide splitting, two difficult yet key reactions for solar energy conversion. Read More »

A photo of a scientist holding a battery. 11.30.12FROM THE LABS

Team Led by Argonne National Lab Selected as DOE’s Advanced Battery and Energy Storage Hub

Energy Department Announces Team to Receive up to $120 Million Over 5 Years.

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X-ray Laser Helps Fight Sleeping SicknessExternal link

An international group of scientists working at the Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has mapped a weak spot in the parasite that causes African sleeping sickness, pinpointing a promising new target for treating a disease that kills tens of thousands of people each year.

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DOE researchers advance scientific computing with record-setting simulationsExternal link

Breaking new ground for scientific computing, two teams of Department of Energy (DOE) scientists have for the first time exceeded a sustained performance level of 10 petaflops (quadrillion floating point operations per second) on the Sequoia supercomputer at the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

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Image of two physicists looking through a microscope. 11.28.12FROM THE LABS

Brookhaven Scientists Capture Lithium-Ion Batteries in Nanoscale ActionExternal link

New imaging techniques track lithium-ion reactions in real-time, offering clues to engineering more powerful, longer-lasting batteries.

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ORNL recipe for oxide interface perfection opens path to novel materialsExternal link

By tweaking the formula for growing oxide thin films, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory achieved virtual perfection at the interface of two insulator materials. Read More »


Fermilab's first physics slam a smash hitExternal link

Five scientists spent a Friday night on stage competing to see who could best convey the fun of particle physics. Read More »

Two images of a simulation of crack initiation in a metallic glass. 11.26.12FROM THE LABS

Modeling the Breaking Points of Metallic GlassesExternal link

Berkeley Lab provides new insights into these ultra-tough materials with many potential applications.

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