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03.15.16User Facility

New ORNL Method Could Unleash Solar Power PotentialExternal link

Measurement and data analysis techniques developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could provide new insight into performance-robbing flaws in crystalline structures, ultimately improving the performance of solar cells. Read More »

03.14.16User Facility

New Fuel Cell Design Powered by Graphene-Wrapped NanocrystalsExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a new materials recipe for a battery-like hydrogen fuel cell—which surrounds hydrogen-absorbing magnesium nanocrystals with atomically thin graphene sheets—to push its performance forward in key areas. Read More »

03.14.16From the Labs

Hunting For Big Bang Neutrinos That Could Provide Fresh Insight on the Origin of the UniverseExternal link

Researchers at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory are readying a facility to detect Big Bang neutrinos by capturing them on a postage stamp-sized sheet of graphene holding a 1/100th of a milligram of tritium. Read More »

03.11.16User Facility

Boeing Catches Caution from the WindExternal link

Through the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge, via the OLCF’s HPC Industrial Partnerships Program, Boeing used the Jaguar supercomputer, aiming to establish more reliable computational methods for estimating high-lift (takeoff/landing) characteristics for its commercial transport aircraft. Read More »

Princeton University 03.11.16University Research

Down the Rabbit Hole: How Electrons Travel Through Exotic New MaterialExternal link

Researchers at Princeton University have observed a bizarre behavior in a strange new crystal that could hold the key for future electronic technologies. Read More »

03.11.16From the Labs

5 Ways SLAC’s X-ray Laser Can Change the Way We LiveExternal link

Since it began operation in 2009, the SLAC Linac Coherent Light Source has generated molecular movies, gotten a glimpse of the birth of a chemical bond, traced electrons moving through materials and made 3-D pictures of proteins that are key to drug discovery. Read More »

03.11.16From the Labs

Chromium Breaks the Toughest of Bonds, with the Right SupportExternal link

At the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, scientists showed what it takes to make long-overlooked chromium help form ammonia; this work is a critical step in controlling a reaction that could store electrons from intermittent wind and solar stations in use-any-time fuels. Read More »

The City University of New York 03.10.16University Research

Riedo Leads Novel Study on Designing Reconfigurable Magnetic NanopatternsExternal link

A team of international scientists led by researchers of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) and the Politecnico of Milan in Italy has demonstrated a novel approach for designing fully reconfigurable magnetic nanopatterns whose properties and functionality can be programmed and reprogrammed on-demand. Read More »

03.10.16From the Labs

Birth and Growth of an AerosolExternal link

Scientists led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are finding new ways to more accurately model the birth of tiny aerosol particles that impact climate. Read More »

A yarn spun of boron-nitride nanotubes suspends a quarter.03.09.16Science Highlight

Nuclear Physics Accelerator Technology Yields New Process for Producing Boron-Nitride Nanotubes

Using tools that enable nuclear physics research into the heart of matter, scientists created a material for applications from aerospace to solar panels. Read More »

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