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12.11.15From the Labs

The Catalyst's ChoiceExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory discovered that on large palladium particles, the abundance of active hydrogen atoms promotes the formation of methane from carbon dioxide, but on the smaller particles, less hydrogen is available and the reaction produces carbon monoxide. Read MoreExternal linkage

Michigan University 12.11.15University Research

Heat Radiates 10,000 Times Faster at the NanoscaleExternal link

In a unique ultra-low vibration lab at the University of Michigan, engineers have measured how heat radiates from one surface to another in a vacuum at distances down to 2 nanometers. Read MoreExternal linkage

Louisiana State University 12.11.15University Research

Louisiana Company Licenses LSU Physicists’ Industry-Changing DiscoveryExternal link

LSU Physics Professor Shane Stadler and colleagues discovered a breakthrough material that may change the heating and cooling industry. Read MoreExternal linkage

Vanderbilt University 12.11.15University Research

Anatomy of a Microscopic Wood Chipper: New Observations Reveal How an Individual Cellulase Enzyme OperatesExternal link

A team of scientists at Vanderbilt University, the National University of Singapore, Rutgers, and The State University of New Jersey are studying enzymes to efficiently transform ethanol made from cellulose into a major new renewable fuel source. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.11.15User Facility

Covering All Bases: Probing the Spectrum of Land-Atmosphere InteractionsExternal link

Mile-long fiber optic cables will soon stretch across a site on the Southern Great Plains to provide fine-resolution data that will help improve climate models, weather forecasts, and water resources management. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.10.15From the Labs

To Get More Oomph from an Electron Gun, Tip it With DiamondoidsExternal link

Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered that a single layer of tiny diamonds increases electron emission 13,000-fold. Read MoreExternal linkage

Boyce Thompson Institute University 12.10.15University Research

Harrison Receives Grant for Phosphate Biosensor ResearchExternal link

Professor Maria Harrison of the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, an affiliate of Cornell University, has received part of a $1.2 million grant from the Department of Energy to support the development of biosensors to track and measure the movement of phosphate from soil fungi into plant cells in real time. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.09.15User Facility

Titan Helps Researchers Explore Explosive Star ScenariosExternal link

A team led by Michael Zingale of Stony Brook University is exploring the physics of Type Ia supernovas using the Titan supercomputer at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.09.15User Facility

Scientists Find Mostly Liquid Particulates over Amazon RainforestExternal link

When scientists participating in the GoAmazon 2014/2015 experiment measured the physical state of aerosols drifting over the Amazon rain forest, they found that 80 percent of the time those particles were liquid. Read MoreExternal linkage

Northwestern University 12.08.15University Research

Doping Powers New Thermoelectric MaterialExternal link

Northwestern University researchers report that adding sodium produces material that is most efficient at converting heat to electricity. Read MoreExternal linkage

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