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03.29.16From the Labs

ORNL Scientists Show Charged Salts Can Extract Specific Central Lanthanide ElementsExternal link

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers made a molecule that could selectively bind to metals in the middle of the lanthanide series. The accomplishment proves selective extraction of central lanthanides is possible and eventually could provide future materials for technologies such as strong magnets in wind turbines. Read More »

03.28.16User Facility

Nature-Inspired Nanotubes That Assemble Themselves, With PrecisionExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered a family of nature-inspired polymers that, when placed in water, spontaneously assemble into hollow crystalline nanotubes. Read More »

RHIC physicists used collisions of protons with their spins aligned transverse (perpendicular) to their direction of motion (left) with an unpolarized proton beam (right) to search for the effects of the interaction between 03.28.16User Facility

A View of the Colorful Microcosm Within a ProtonExternal link

Probing the "color" interactions among quarks tests a theoretical concept of nature's strongest force to pave a way toward mapping protons' 3D internal structure. Read More »

03.25.16User Facility

Platinum Catalyst Savings on Any SupportExternal link

New, inexpensive, and more efficient industrial catalysts for fuel processing and chemical manufacture could emerge from new studies, carried out at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source, into the different ways in which the active metal sites in a catalyst can be prepared when the catalyst metal is on an active or an inert support material. Read More »

MIT University 03.24.16University Research

Nanocrystal Self-Assembly Sheds its SecretsExternal link

Researchers at MIT find a new approach gives a real-time look at how the complex structures form. Read More »

Cloud droplets form when the amount of water vapor reaches a threshold value. Larger cloud droplets form when organic molecules (in red) are present on the surface instead of dissolving in the interior, or bulk, of the droplet. 03.24.16From the Labs

Scientists Part the Clouds on How Droplets FormExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers find new mechanism to explain the birth of cloud droplets, could influence climate models. Read More »

03.24.16Profile

NSLS-II User Profiles: Pankaj SarinExternal link

Pankaj Sarin, an assistant professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Oklahoma State University, traveled to Brookhaven Lab recently to conduct research at the X-Ray Powder Diffraction (XPD) beamline. He and his group studied ceramic materials that can withstand extremely high temperatures and may be used to protect spacecraft during re-entry, descent, and landing. Read More »

03.24.16User Facility

Novel Water-Removal Technique Boosts Performance of Carbon NanomaterialsExternal link

New research illuminating water’s critical role in forming catalysts for oxygen reduction in materials has revealed the key to designing next-generation carbon nanomaterials with enhanced performance for fuel cells and batteries. Read More »

03.23.16User Facility

Unlocking the Secrets of Gene ExpressionExternal link

Using cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) scientist Eva Nogales and her team have made a significant breakthrough in our understanding of how our molecular machinery finds the right DNA to copy, showing with unprecedented detail the role of a powerhouse transcription factor known as TFIID. Read More »

(L), GLBRC researcher and UW–Madison associate professor of chemical and biological engineering, Jennifer Reed, in her office on the UW campus, and (R) working with a team member in her lab. 03.23.16Profile

PECASE Award-Winning Engineer Jennifer Reed Models Metabolism for BiofuelsExternal link

In her lab at UW–Madison, Reed focuses on controlling thousands of reactions inside a cell by changing the genes that help produce a specific chemical. Read More »

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