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07.03.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Adding Lithium Boosts Transparency and Conductivity of GraphiteExternal link

A team of researchers from the University of Maryland Energy Research Center and Monash University in Australia, with support from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, has developed a nearly transparent, highly conductive ultrathin graphite sheet that can be used to create more efficient solar cells and highly sensitive touchscreens. Read More »

07.03.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

New Detector Continues Search for Fourth NeutrinoExternal link

Physicists from Virginia Tech will soon have a new detector to monitor as a 30-ton, 40-foot-long metal tank was lowered into place June 23 at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermilab site. Read More »

07.02.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Water Behavior Breakthrough Opens a Crucial Door in ChemistryExternal link

A multi-institutional team has resolved a long-unanswered question about how two of the world’s most common substances interact. Read More »

07.02.14FROM THE LABS

New Laser Ion Source for Brookhaven Accelerators Exceeds ExpectationsExternal link

Different types of atoms can be ionized within seconds, a switchover that used to take several hours. Read More »

Graphical representation of the chemistry in the early stages of soot formation. 07.01.14FROM THE LABS

Up in Flames: Evidence Confirms Combustion TheoryExternal link

Berkeley Lab and University of Hawaii research outlines the story of soot, with implications for cleaner-burning fuels. Read More »

07.01.14FROM THE LABS

The Secret Life of AerosolsExternal link

Scientists recently gathered at the Deparment of Energy's Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory to discuss ways to more accurately chronicle the clandestine lives of these aerosols in the lab and the field. Read More »

Methane emissions estimated in a recent study (A) and compared against the commonly used Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) 4.2 inventory (B and C).07.01.14Science Highlights

Some U.S. Methane Sources May Be Larger than Previously Thought

Inventories underestimate emissions from fossil fuel industry and animal husbandry, study finds. Read More »

As part of research to improve biofuel production processes, scientists are studying how a soil microbe found in Puerto Rico’s El Yunque National Forest (shown here) breaks down lignin in plant cell walls.07.01.14Science Highlights

Tropical Soil Bacterium Frees Plant Sugars for Biofuels

Microbe found to use two biochemical pathways for degrading lignin. Read More »

A new method for measuring planetary boundary layer depth has been applied to data collected over 8 years at the ARM program’s Southern Great Plains site, whose central facility is shown here.07.01.14Science Highlights

New method to determine planetary boundary layer depth

Combining the strengths of existing techniques, new algorithm could help improve climate models. Read More »

Global distribution of black carbon in 2000 among eight different models, whose results diverged the most in polar regions.07.01.14Science Highlights

Understanding Soot’s Effect on Snow Reflectivity

Model comparison evaluates black carbon levels and impacts. Read More »

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