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04.28.14FROM THE LABS

‘Double-duty’ Electrolyte Enables New Chemistry for Longer-lived BatteriesExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new and unconventional battery chemistry aimed at producing batteries that last longer than previously thought possible. Read More »

04.25.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Watch High-temperature Superconductivity Emerge out of MagnetismExternal link

Scientists at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have shown for the first time how high-temperature superconductivity emerges out of magnetism in an iron pnictide, a class of materials with great potential for making devices that conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency. Read More »

2013 NSB 04.25.14ARTICLE

It’s Time for the Final Answers and Winning Rewards

The Finals of the 2014 National Science Bowl are happening this weekend. Keep checking back for updates and results of your favorite teams. Read More »

04.24.14FROM THE LABS

Atomic Switcheroo Explains Origins of Thin-Film Solar Cell MysteryExternal link

A research team from ORNL, the University of Toledo and DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory used electron microscopy and computational simulations to explore the physical origins of treating cadmium-tellluride (CdTe) solar cell materials with cadmium-chloride to improve their efficiency. Read More »

04.23.14FROM THE LABS

Halving HydrogenExternal link

First view of nature-inspired catalyst after ripping hydrogen apart provides insights for better, cheaper fuel cells. Read More »

Ice core driller Tanner Kuhl works with the blue ice drill on Taylor Glacier in Antarctica. 04.22.14FROM THE LABS

Oregon State and Argonne Lab Scientists Successfully Use Krypton To Accurately Date Ancient Antarctic IceExternal link

New technique shows sample to be 120,000 years old, and may allow scientists to identify ice more than 1 million years old. Read More »

04.22.14FROM THE LABS

Tracking Particles Faster at the LHCExternal link

A new trigger system will expand what ATLAS scientists can look for during high-energy collisions at the Large Hadron Collider. Read More »

04.18.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Surprising Material Could Play Role in Saving EnergyExternal link

Researchers at Northwestern University discover tin selenide is best at converting waste heat to electricity. Read More »

04.18.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

'Exotic' Material is Like a Switch When Super ThinExternal link

Researchers from Cornell and Brookhaven National Laboratory have shown how to switch a particular transition metal oxide, a lanthanum nickelate (LaNiO3), from a metal to an insulator by making the material less than a nanometer thick. Read More »

Ames lab announces new director, Adam Schwartz. 04.17.14FROM THE LABS

Schwartz Named Director of U.S. Department of Energy's Ames LaboratoryExternal link

Dr. Schwartz’s outstanding scientific credentials, leadership skills, and vision will be tremendous assets in moving the Lab forward. Read More »

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