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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 MoreExternal linkage

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 MoreExternal linkage

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 MoreExternal linkage

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 MoreExternal linkage

The Enrico Fermi and Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award.05.19.14Press Release

The Department of Energy Invites Nominations for the 2014 Ernest Orlando Lawrence and Enrico Fermi Awards

Nominations for the 2014 Ernest Orlando Lawrence and Enrico Fermi Awards are being accepted until July 31, 2014. Read More »

Researchers have developed a method to create air-stable water droplet networks. 05.14.14From the Labs

Novel ORNL Technique Enables Air-Stable Water Droplet NetworksExternal link

New method will be valuable for applications in biological sensing and membrane research. Read MoreExternal linkage

Despite its name, the Dead Sea supports algae, bacteria and fungi. 05.13.14From the Labs

Sweet Applications From Salty Adaptations

Joint Genome Institute’s study of a salt-tolerant fungus could lead to significant improvements in agriculture. Read More »

At low charge carrier density, the microscopic flyovers revealed somewhat static, ordered electrons—the 05.12.14From the Labs

Scientists Find Solution to Two Long-Standing Mysteries of Cuprate High-Temperature SuperconductivityExternal link

Findings unequivocally link two "personality" changes of electrons at critical point. Read MoreExternal linkage

Element 117, first discovered by Lawrence Livermore researchers and Russian collaborators, has been reproduced by an international consortium. 05.05.14From the Labs

Element 117 a Step Closer to Being Named and Officially Added to the Periodic TableExternal link

International collaboration works with Lawrence Livermore and Oak Ridge National Laboratories to confirm new element. Read MoreExternal linkage

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