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We live atop the thinnest layer of the Earth: the crust. Below is the mantle (red), outer core (orange), and finally inner core (yellow-white). 06.18.14FROM THE LABS

Composition of Earth’s Mantle RevisitedExternal link

Research at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source recently suggested that the makeup of the Earth’s mantle is significantly different from what was previously thought. Read More »

Brookhaven physicist Oleg Gang and Stony Brook University postdoctoral researcher Sunita Srivastava. 06.11.14FROM THE LABS

DNA-Linked Nanoparticles Form Switchable "Thin Films" on a Liquid SurfaceExternal link

Possible pathway to adjustable filters, surfaces with variable mechanical response, or even new ways to deliver genes for biomedical applications. Read More »

Official groundbreakers for Ames Laboratory's new Sensitive Instrument Facility. 06.09.14FROM THE LABS

Ames Laboratory Breaks Ground on Sensitive Instrument FacilityExternal link

13,300 square-foot facility will house state-of-the-art instruments which advance the Lab’s role in materials characterization and support the Department of Energy’s science mission. Read More »

A computer simulation of gas (in yellow) falling into a black hole (too small to be seen). Twin jets are also shown with magnetic field lines. 06.05.14FROM THE LABS

Surprisingly Strong Magnetic Fields Challenge Black Holes’ PullExternal link

Analysis of radio waves from black holes shows long-neglected magnetic fields have an unexpected presence. Read More »

A metal oxide drop levitated in a flow of gas is being heated from above with a laser beam so that researchers can study the behavior of this class of ceramics under high temperatures. 06.03.14FROM THE LABS

Neutrons and X-rays Reveal Structure of High-temperature Liquid Metal OxidesExternal link

Research on ceramics by scientists at Oak Ridge and Argonne national laboratories could lead to insights in everything from the formation of glasses to the evolution of planets. Read More »

Materials scientist Huolin Xin in Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials. 05.30.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Pinpoint the Creeping Nanocrystals Behind Lithium-Ion Battery DegradationExternal link

Two breakthrough studies track the nanoscale structural changes that degrade battery performance during cycles of charge and discharge. Read More »

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory's Center for Nanoscale Materials created the transistors, which are the world's thinnest flexible 2-D transparent thin-film transistors. 05.29.14FROM THE LABS

Flexible, Transparent Thin Film Transistors Raise Hopes for Flexible ScreensExternal link

Argonne National Laboratory has reported the creation of the world’s thinnest flexible, see-through 2-D thin film transistors. Read More »

Troy Van Voorhis, professor of chemistry (left), and Marc Baldo, professor of electrical engineering (right).05.27.14Article

Getting More Electricity out of Solar Cells

New MIT model can guide design of solar cells that produce less waste heat, more useful current. Read More »

The Palomar 48 inch telescope. 05.21.14FROM THE LABS

Confirmed: Stellar Behemoth Self-Destructs in a Type IIb SupernovaExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers help catch a Wolf-Rayet hours after it goes supernova. Read More »

Close-up of structural supercapacitor. 05.20.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Liberating Devices From Their Power CordsExternal link

New device developed at Vanderbilt University is a supercapacitor that stores electricity by assembling electrically charged ions on the surface of a porous material, instead of storing it in chemical reactions the way batteries do. Read More »

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