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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 »

Lehigh University 03.23.16University Research

Lehigh Scientists Extend the Reach of Single CrystalsExternal link

Materials scientists and physicists at Lehigh have demonstrated a new method of making single crystals that could enable a wider range of materials to be used in microelectronics, solar energy devices and other high-technology applications. Read More »

03.23.16From the Labs

Moving Microswimmers With Tiny Swirling FlowsExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a way to use a microscopic swirling flow to rapidly clear a circle of tiny bacteria or swimming robots. Read More »

Carnegie Mellon University 03.22.16University Research

Taking a Close Look at Metal 3-D PrintingExternal link

Professor Tony Rollett and graduate students recently analyzed samples at Argonne National Laboratory to gain insight on 3-D printed metals. Improving the internal structure of 3-D printed metal parts is one of the several challenges that need to be met in order for this manufacturing process to be adopted in a more mainstream way. Read More »

Equal parts lignin and synthetic nitrile rubber are heated, mixed and extruded to yield a superior thermoplastic for cars and other consumer products. 03.22.16User Facility

ORNL Researchers Invent Tougher Plastic With 50 Percent Renewable ContentExternal link

New results may bring cleaner, cheaper raw materials to diverse manufacturers. Read More »

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