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06.15.16User Facility

Opening Neurotransmission’s GatekeepersExternal link

Cornell University researchers used the Titan supercomputer at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to produce the first end-to-end simulation of a sodium ion, the fuel that powers NSS, moving from the synapse into the cell via the dopamine transporter (DAT), the gatekeeper for the neurotransmitter dopamine that is associated with reward-motivated behavior. Read More »

Columbia University 06.15.16University Research

Discovery of Gold Nanocluster “Double” Hints at Other Shape Changing ParticlesExternal link

Polymorphs, or materials with the same composition but different structures, are common in bulk materials, and now researchers at Columbia University confirm they exist in nanomaterials, too. Read More »

Chicago University 06.15.16University Research

UChicago Physicists First to See Behavior of Quantum Materials in Curved SpaceExternal link

Interplay of light and matter is of potential technological interest. Read More »

06.15.16User Facility

Introducing…sPHENIX!External link

A new collaboration of nuclear physicists takes aim at understanding how the ultra-hot, ultra-dense plasma that formed our early universe gets its intriguing properties. Read More »

06.14.16User Facility

DNA Shaping Up to be Ideal Framework for Rationally Designed NanostructuresExternal link

A cube, an octahedron, a prism—these are among the polyhedral structures, or frames, made of DNA that scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have designed to connect nanoparticles into a variety of precisely structured three-dimensional (3D) lattices. Read More »

06.14.16From the Labs

Researchers Gear Up Galaxy-Seeking Robots for a Test RunExternal link

A prototype system, designed as a test for a planned array of 5,000 galaxy-seeking robots wielding fiber-optic cables, is taking shape at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Read More »

 PNNL illustration of the phenomenon, 06.14.16User Facility

Weird, Water-Oozing Material Could Help Quench ThirstExternal link

Nanorods' behavior first theorized 20 years ago, but not seen until now. Read More »

University California Santa Cruz 06.14.16University Research

Novel Capping Strategy Improves Stability of Perovskite NanocrystalsExternal link

UC Santa Cruz researchers reported the results of experiments using unique branched ligands to synthesize perovskite nanocrystals with greatly improved stability and uniform particle size. Read More »

06.13.16From the Labs

New Material Has Potential to Cut Costs and Make Nuclear Fuel Recycling CleanerExternal link

A collaboration between experimentalists and computer modelers exploring the characteristics of materials known as metal-organic frameworks that might help in nuclear fuel recycling and waste reduction by capturing certain gases released during reprocessing. Read More »

Northern Arizona University 06.13.16University Research

NAU Study Finds Carbon Dioxide Biggest Player in Thawing PermafrostExternal link

Northern Arizona University assistant research professor and lead author of the study, Christina Schädel, analyzed carbon release from 25 Arctic soil incubation studies to learn more about the conditions promoting either carbon dioxide or methane release. Read More »

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