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This sheet of graphene contains an array of crown ethers that can strongly bind select guest ions or molecules. 12.18.14FROM THE LABS

Crown Ethers Flatten in Graphene for Strong, Specific BindingExternal link

ORNL discovery holds potential for separations, sensors, batteries, biotech and more. Read More »

A 9 cm-long capillary discharge waveguide used in BELLA experiments to generate multi-GeV electron beams. 12.09.14FROM THE LABS

World Record for Compact Particle AcceleratorExternal link

Researchers at Berkeley Lab ramp up energy of laser-plasma “tabletop” accelerator. Read More »

This illustration depicts an experiment at SLAC that revealed how a protein from photosynthetic bacteria changes shape in response to light. 12.09.14FROM THE LABS

X-ray Laser Reveals How Bacterial Protein Morphs in Response to LightExternal link

A series of super-sharp snapshots demonstrates a new tool for tracking life's chemistry. Read More »

In a high-temperature superconducting material known as YBCO, light from a laser causes oxygen atoms (red) to vibrate between layers of copper oxide that are just two molecules thick. (The copper atoms are shown in blue.) 12.05.14FROM THE LABS

Rattled Atoms Mimic High-temperature SuperconductivityExternal link

X-ray laser experiment provides first look at changes in atomic structure that support superconductivity. Read More »

Scientists at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory 12.04.14FROM THE LABS

Searching for a Dark LightExternal link

A new experiment at Jefferson Lab is on the hunt for dark photons, hypothetical messengers of an invisible universe. Read More »

AAAS Logo 12.01.14PRESS RELEASE

Office of Science Salutes New AAAS Fellows.pdf file (25KB)

Nine researchers join a distinguished company at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The silvered dome of the Blanco 4-meter telescope which will hold the DECam at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. 11.24.14FROM THE LABS

Berkeley Lab Algorithms Help Researchers Understand Dark EnergyExternal link

Code allows researchers to quickly and accurately discover exploding stars, which should provide more insight into dark energy. Read More »

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) new supercomputer, Sierra. 11.14.14PRESS RELEASE

Department of Energy Awards $425 Million in Next Generation Supercomputing Technologies.pdf file (57KB)

CORAL and FastFoward 2’s supercomputing investments will help ensure U.S. scientific, economic and national security for future generations.

In this illustration, a single layer of superconducting iron selenide (balls and sticks) has been placed stop another material known as STO for its main ingredients strontium, titanium and oxygen. 11.13.14FROM THE LABS

Study at SLAC Explains Atomic Action in High-Temperature SuperconductorsExternal link

Results are first to suggest how to engineer even warmer superconductors with atom-by-atom control. Read More »

This simulation depicts two electron bunches - containing 5 billion to 6 billion electrons each – that were accelerated by a laser-generated column of plasma inside an oven of hot lithium gas during experiments at SLAC. 11.05.14FROM THE LABS

Researchers Hit Milestone in Accelerating Particles with PlasmaExternal link

SLAC demonstration shows technique is powerful, efficient enough to drive future particle accelerators. Read More »

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