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01.27.16From the Labs

Hydrogen Uptake Causes Molecular “Avalanches” in PalladiumExternal link

Unlike any other element, palladium, a precious metal closely related to platinum, takes up hydrogen at room temperature and pressure. In a recent study, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have gained new insight into how this uptake of hydrogen occurs, realized how it impacts the atomic structure of the palladium, and identified key properties of how this form of hydrogen storage could work in the future. Read More »

01.27.16From the Labs

Polar Vortices Observed in FerroelectricExternal link

A team of scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have recorded the first ever observations of rotating topologies of electrical polarization that are similar to the discrete swirls of magnetism known as “skyrmions.” Read More »

01.27.16User Facility

Uncovering Hidden Microbial Lineages from Hot SpringsExternal link

A team led by researchers at the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, utilized the largest collection of metagenomic datasets to uncover a completely novel bacterial phylum that they have dubbed “Kryptonia.” Read More »

MIT University 01.26.16University Research

New Finding May Explain Heat Loss in Fusion ReactorsExternal link

Researchers at MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center, working with the University of California - San Diego, General Atomics, and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, say that they have found the key to the mismatch between theory and experimental results – the interactions between turbulence at the tiniest scale, that of electrons, and turbulence at a scale 60 times larger, that of ions. Read More »

Penn State University 01.26.16University Research

Storms and Ozone May Play a Pivotal Role in Rainforest Cloud CreationExternal link

Some storms transport ozone molecules to the canopy of the rainforest, influencing chemical processes that ultimately affect cloud formation, according to an international research team led by Penn State. Read More »

Virginia Tech University 01.26.16University Research

Beetle-Inspired Engineering Could Lessen Energy Costs Associated With Controlling FrostExternal link

In a discovery that may lead to ways to prevent frost on airplane parts, condenser coils, and even windshields, a team of researchers led by Virginia Tech has used chemical micropatterns to control the growth of frost caused by condensation. Read More »

01.25.16User Facility

Bringing New Light to a Transformative ProteinExternal link

By understanding the underlying physics of the fluorescent behavior of GFP, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and colleagues at Louisiana State University will be able to further exploit it as an essential tool for unraveling molecular-level details of processes in molecular biology and genetics. Read More »

01.22.16User Facility

Mira Supercomputer Simulations Give a New “Edge” to Fusion ResearchExternal link

Using Mira, physicists from Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory uncovered a new understanding about electron behavior in edge plasma. Based on this discovery, improvements were made to a well-known analytical formula that could enhance predictions of and, ultimately, increase fusion power efficiency. Read More »

01.22.16From the Labs

Research Serves Up Stream Heat to Strengthen Water-Energy-Land DialogueExternal link

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory used a new modeling tool to analyze stream temperature and reservoir operations finding that stream temperature is cooled down in the summer low-flow season by altering the timing of streamflow that boosts summer water flows. Read More »

Michael Witherell, director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. 01.22.16From the Labs

UC Names Michael Witherell to Head Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryExternal link

Witherell is a leading physicist with a highly distinguished career in teaching, research and managing complex organizations. Read More »

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