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02.08.16From the Labs

Chiral Magnetic Effect Generates Quantum CurrentExternal link

Scientists at the U.S Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University have discovered a new way to generate very low-resistance electric current in a new class of materials. Read More »

02.08.16From the Labs

Graphene is Strong, But Is It Tough?External link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed the first known statistical theory for the toughness of polycrystalline graphene, which is made with chemical vapor deposition, and found that it is indeed strong (albeit not quite as strong as pristine monocrystalline graphene), but more importantly, its toughness—or resistance to fracture—is quite low. Read More »

02.05.16From the Labs

PPPL and Princeton University Physicists Join German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Wendelstein 7-X CelebrationExternal link

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) physicists collaborating on the Wendelstein 7-X (W 7-X) stellarator fusion energy device in Greifswald, Germany, were on hand for the Feb. 3 celebration when German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed a button to produce a hydrogen-fueled superhot gas called a plasma. Read More »

Cornell University 02.05.16University Research

Researchers Seek Efficient Means of Splitting WaterExternal link

Researchers at Cornell University have observed the catalytic reactions that pull apart water molecules are not distributed evenly across the surface of the semiconductor titanium dioxide, occurring only at “hotspots.” Read More »

02.05.16User Facility

10 Science Highlights Celebrating 10 Years of Argonne Leadership Computing FacilityExternal link

ALCF is home to Mira, the world’s fifth-fastest supercomputer, along with teams of experts that help researchers from all over the world perform complex simulations and calculations in almost every branch of science. Read More »

Michigan Tech University 02.05.16University Research

The Iron Stepping Stones to Better Wearable Tech Without SemiconductorsExternal link

Iron-dotted boron nitride nanotubes, made by physicists at Michigan Tech, could make for better wearable tech because of their flexibility and electronic behaviors. Read More »

Princeton University 02.04.16University Research

Evidence Shows Galactic Center's Gamma Rays Unlikely to Originate From Dark MatterExternal link

Bursts of gamma rays from the center of our galaxy are not likely to be signals of dark matter but rather other astrophysical phenomena such as fast-rotating stars called millisecond pulsars, according to two new studies, one from a team based at Princeton University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and another based in the Netherlands. Read More »

Brookhaven Lab Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) scientists with a sample of gold nanoparticle superlattices linked up by using fabricated DNA as a building material. 02.04.16User Facility

Scientists Guide Gold Nanoparticles to Form "Diamond" SuperlatticesExternal link

DNA scaffolds cage and coax nanoparticles into position to form crystalline arrangements that mimic the atomic structure of diamond. Read More »

02.04.16User Facility

Scientists Take Key Step Toward Custom-Made Nanoscale Chemical FactoriesExternal link

Scientists at Berkeley National Laboratory have for the first time reengineered a building block of a geometric nanocompartment that occurs naturally in bacteria. Read More »

Arkansas University 02.03.16University Research

Physicists Create Artificial 'Graphene'External link

An international group of physicists led by the University of Arkansas has created an artificial material with a structure comparable to graphene. Read More »

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