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05.31.16From the Labs

ORNL Researchers Use Strain to Engineer First High-Performance, Two-Way Oxide CatalystExternal link

A research team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has created the first high-performance, two-way oxide catalyst and filed a patent application for the invention. Read More »

MIT University 05.31.16University Research

New Concept Turns Battery Technology Upside-DownExternal link

A new approach to the design of a liquid battery, using a passive, gravity-fed arrangement similar to an old-fashioned hourglass, could offer great advantages due to the system’s low cost and the simplicity of its design and operation, says a team of MIT researchers who have made a demonstration version of the new battery. Read More »

05.27.16User Facility

Cuing Environmental Responses in FungiExternal link

Work led by researchers at the DOE JGI in collaboration with scientists from 31 research centers and universities in 13 countries has captured the genomic sequences of the Mucoromycotina fungi, allowing researchers to build a foundation for translating the fungi genomic potential into practical applications. Read More »

Washington State University 05.27.16University Research

Researchers Shed Light on Important Catalyst StructureExternal link

Washington State University and Tufts University researchers have developed a model of an important catalyst that could lead to cleaner, fuel efficient vehicles as well as advances in industrial processes for common products. Read More »

MIT University 05.27.16University Research

Light Can "Heal" Defects in Some Solar CellsExternal link

A team of researchers at MIT, the University of Washington, and Oxford University say they have made significant inroads toward understanding a process for improving perovskites’ performance, by modifying the material using intense light. Read More »

05.27.16User Facility

Tasty Fat: X-rays Finding the Blueprint of Why Fat is YummyExternal link

Researchers from the University of Guelph have visited the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory for the past three years to use the facility’s bright X-rays to study the structure of edible fats, present in foods like oils, milk fat, cheese and much more. Read More »

Princeton University 05.25.16University Research

PPPL Dedicates Upgraded Fusion Reactor, a Powerful New 'Star on Earth'External link

The National Spherical Torus Experiment-Upgrade (NSTX-U), a spherical tokamak housed at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory on Princeton's Forrestal Campus, was dedicated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) May 20 following a four-year, $94-million upgrade funded by the DOE Office of Science. Read More »

05.25.16User Facility

How to Make a Battery in 7 Easy StepsExternal link

PNNL's semi-automated Advanced Battery Facility enables scientists to test out all kinds of different materials — including lithium-metal, sulfur, sodium and magnesium — to make batteries last longer and store more energy. Read More »

05.25.16From the Labs

Upgraded PIP-II RFQ Successfully Takes First BeamExternal link

In March, the Fermilab Accelerator Division successfully sent beam through a newly commissioned linear accelerator. The brand new radio-frequency quadrupole (RFQ) linac, designed and built by a team of engineers and physicists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will be the start for a proposed upgrade to Fermilab’s 800-MeV superconducting linear accelerator. Read More »

MIT University 05.25.16University Research

Hot New Solar CellExternal link

A team of MIT researchers has for the first time demonstrated a device based on a method that enables solar cells to break through a theoretically predicted ceiling on how much sunlight they can convert into electricity. Read More »

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