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04.07.16User Facility

ORNL Tracks How Halogen Atoms Compete to Grow ‘Winning’ PerovskitesExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have found a potential path to further improve solar cell efficiency by understanding the competition among halogen atoms during the synthesis of sunlight-absorbing crystals. Read More »

PNNL researcher James Stegen amid his “laboratory” – the shoreline of the Columbia River. 04.07.16User Facility

Microbes Take Center Stage in Workings of 'The River's Liver'External link

Scientists explore climate impact as rivers ebb and flow. Read More »

University California Santa Barbara 04.07.16University Research

Becoming Crystal ClearExternal link

Using state-of-the-art theoretical methods, UCSB researchers have identified a specific type of defect in the atomic structure of a light-emitting diode (LED) that results in less efficient performance. Read More »

04.06.16From the Labs

PPPL Scientists Help Test Innovative Device to Improve Efficiency of TokamaksExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have helped design and test a component that could improve the performance of doughnut-shaped fusion facilities known as tokamaks. Read More »

04.06.16From the Labs

Chalice Receptors Attract Metal Contaminants with New Chemical SelectivityExternal link

Recently, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have found new ways to influence selectivity for specific positively charged ions (cations) with the addition of simple receptors, not for cations but rather for negatively charged ions (anions). Read More »

04.06.16From the Labs

Plastic Proteins: New Synthetic Material Mimics Essential Characteristics of Natural ProteinsExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory hoping to design new materials for energy uses have developed a system to make synthetic polymers — some would say plastics — with the versatility of nature's own polymers, the ubiquitous proteins. Read More »

Kansas State University 04.06.16University Research

A Movie of the Microworld: Physicists Create Nanoparticle Picture SeriesExternal link

Kansas State University physicists collaboratively have developed a method for taking X-ray images that show the explosion of superheated nanoparticles at the femtosecond level. Read More »

University of Nebraska-Lincoln 04.06.16University Research

Physicists Use Electrons to Record More ‘Frames’ of Atomic MotionExternal link

By firing laser-triggered electrons fast enough to make one second seem like 150,000 years, physicists from UNL and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have advanced efforts to record the molecular reactions that drive countless chemical and biological processes. Read More »

Julia Hu (third from left) with her teammates after winning the 2001 DOE National Science Bowl®.04.05.16Profile

Champions in Science Whose Stars are Still Rising: Profile of Julia Hu

For the run-up to the 2016 National Science Bowl® Finals April 28th to May 2nd, this is the first in a series on previous NSB competitors. Read More »

04.05.16From the Labs

Scientists Study the Insulator-Superconductor Transition of Copper-Oxide Compound in Fine DetailExternal link

Using a highly controlled deposition technique, scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have synthesized ultrathin films containing multiple samples of a copper-oxide compound to study the compound's electronic behavior at near absolute zero, or minus 459 degrees Fahrenheit. Read More »

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