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Researchers created nanopores in graphene (red, and enlarged in the circle to highlight its honeycomb structure) that are stabilized with silicon atoms (yellow) and showed their porous membrane could desalinate seawater. 03.27.15From the Labs

Demonstrating Desalination with Nanoporous Graphene MembraneExternal link

A team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has demonstrated an energy-efficient desalination technology that uses a porous membrane made of strong, slim graphene—a carbon honeycomb one atom thick. Read MoreExternal linkage

Computer simulations show a single proton (pink) can cross graphene by passing through the world’s thinnest proton channel. 03.19.15From the Labs

Graphene ‘Gateway’ Discovery Opens Possibilities for Improved Energy TechnologiesExternal link

Selective molecular membrane was discovered by a collaboration of scientists at ORNL’s Fluid Reactions, Structures and Transport Energy Frontier Research Center, including researchers at Northwestern, Penn State and the University of Minnesota. Read MoreExternal linkage

Inside View of DIII-D Tokamak 03.17.15From the Labs

Lighting a Star and Controlling Its BurstsExternal link

Scientists at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and General Atomics make breakthrough in understanding how to control intense heat bursts in fusion experiments. Read MoreExternal linkage

An artistic representation of atoms being layered onto surfaces using atomic layer deposition. 03.13.15Article

Atomic Layer Deposition: Precise Control Smaller Than the Eye Can SeeExternal link

Scientists at several of DOE’s Energy Frontier Research Centers are creating coatings for energy generation and storage by building materials one atomic layer at a time. Read MoreExternal linkage

New PNNL Director Steven Ashby 03.11.15From the Labs

Dr. Steven Ashby Named Director of Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryExternal link

Ashby has served as PNNL's Deputy Director for Science and Technology since 2008 and was selected following a highly competitive national search. Read MoreExternal linkage

Synergia simulation of a bunched beam including particles (green) and self-fields (purple). 03.06.15From the Labs

Advancing Accelerator Science Using SupercomputingExternal link

Experts at Argonne’s Leadership Computing Facility have teamed up with physicists at Fermilab to create more accurate and more reliable models of collisions within the world’s highest-intensity particle beams. Read MoreExternal linkage

Rendering one the left shows a 3-D reconstruction of a Mimivirus and the computerized rendering on the right shows a cutaway view of a collection of about 200 X-ray patterns. 03.03.15From the Labs

Giant Virus Revealed in 3-D Using X-ray LaserExternal link

Experiment at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) compiles hundreds of images, reveals inner details of intact ‘mimivirus’. Read MoreExternal linkage

Many bacteria and archaea encase themselves within a self-assembling protective shell of S-layer proteins, like chainmail armor. 02.12.15From the Labs

Bacterial Armor Holds Clues for Self-Assembling NanostructuresExternal link

Berkeley Lab study reveals key details in formation of S-layer nanosheets. Read MoreExternal linkage

Engineering sketch of MIT's Ironless Cyclotron. 02.10.15Press Release

Targeting Tumors with Particle BeamsExternal link

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Department of Energy (DOE) are each announcing the selection of several new research awards to advance particle beam therapies for the treatment of cancer. Read MoreExternal linkage

Brookhaven Lab's National Synchrotron Light Source II 02.06.15From the Labs

Energy Secretary Moniz Dedicates the World’s Brightest Synchrotron Light SourceExternal link

NSLS-II at Brookhaven National Lab will accelerate unprecedented advances in energy, environmental science, and medicine. Read MoreExternal linkage

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