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Illustration of the new SDSS measurement of the expansion of the distant universe (artist's conception, not to scale). 04.07.14From the Labs

Astronomers from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Make the Most Precise Measurement Yet of the Expanding UniverseExternal link

Researchers at Brookhaven and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories contribute to a new view showing the universe just before dark energy should have kicked in. Read MoreExternal linkage

This simulation of a 1 nanometer-wide indium nitride wire shows the distribution of an electron around a positively charged “hole.” 04.04.14From the Labs

To Bridge LEDs’ Green Gap, Scientists Think Small…Really SmallExternal link

Nanostructures half a DNA strand-wide show promise for efficient LEDs. Read MoreExternal linkage

The components in a lithium-ion coin-cell battery that includes ultrathin sheets of nickel oxide as an electrode component. 04.03.14From the Labs

'Smart Window' Material May Make Better BatteriesExternal link

Scientists at SLAC's synchrotron observe 'breathing' layer during battery operation Read MoreExternal linkage

Researchers use a near-infrared microscope to read the output of carbon nanotube sensors embedded in an Arabidopsis thaliana plant.03.31.14Article

Bionic Plants

Nanotechnology could turn shrubbery into supercharged energy producers. Read More »

Jiajun Wang, Karen Chen and Jun Wang prepare a sample for study at NSLS beamline X8C. 03.26.14From the Labs

Scientists Track 3D Nanoscale Changes in Rechargeable Battery Material During OperationExternal link

First 3D nanoscale observations of microstructural degradation during charge-discharge cycles could point to new ways to engineer battery electrode materials for better performance. Read MoreExternal linkage

Argonne Director Peter Littlewood. 03.25.14From the Labs

Peter B. Littlewood Appointed Director of Argonne National LaboratoryExternal link

Dr. Littlewood will guide the laboratory’s vision, identify new challenges, and develop a strategy to continue delivering world-renowned, mission-driven research and innovation. Read MoreExternal linkage

Adding calcium atoms (orange spheres) between graphene planes (blue honeycomb) creates a superconducting material called CaC6. 03.21.14From the Labs

Scientists Discover Potential Way to Make Graphene SuperconductingExternal link

SLAC, Stanford study identifies long-sought path toward engineering materials for super-efficient nanoelectronics. Read MoreExternal linkage

JCESR and NASA team up to conduct research for next generation batteries to be used in space. 03.20.14From the Labs

Batteries in SpaceExternal link

The Argonne-led Joint Center for Energy Storage Research and NASA team up to conduct research into next-generation batteries to be used in space. Read MoreExternal linkage

The Molecular Foundry is one of five DOE Nanoscale Science Research Centers (NSRCs) dedicated to interdisciplinary research at the nanoscale. 03.18.14From the Labs

Bright Future for Protein NanoprobesExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers discover new rules for single-particle imaging with light-emitting nanocrystals. Read MoreExternal linkage

The LCLS will create 3-D images of single molecules using ultrafast pulses of very intense hard X-rays.03.12.14Article

Deep Insights from Thin Layers

Technique developed by a trio of national labs reveals secrets to proteins one layer at a time. Read More »