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Chuck Black of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials displays a nanotextured square of silicon on top of an ordinary silicon wafer. 01.21.15FROM THE LABS

Self-Assembled Nanotextures Create Antireflective Surface on Silicon Solar CellsExternal link

Nanostructured surface textures—with shapes inspired by the structure of moths' eyes—prevent the reflection of light off silicon, improving conversion of sunlight to electricity. Read More »

A central chamber of an MRI magnet. 01.20.15FROM THE LABS

20-Ton Magnet Heads to New YorkExternal link

A superconducting magnet begins its journey from SLAC laboratory in California to Brookhaven Lab in New York. Read More »

The TV on the right using Nanosys’ quantum dot technology shows a 50% wider range of colors than the standard white LED set on the left. 01.09.15FROM THE LABS

From the Lab to Your Digital Device, Quantum Dots Have Made Quantum LeapsExternal link

Berkeley Lab’s nanotechnology enlivens Nanosys’ displays, enhancing the color and saving energy. Read More »

2015 NSB Logo 01.07.15PRESS RELEASE

Students Nationwide to Compete in 25th Department of Energy National Science Bowl®.pdf file (18KB)

Engineer whose pioneering work contributed to visual effects used in The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean movies to speak at National Finals in Washington, D.C.

2015 PNNL Science as Art Calendar 01.05.15FROM THE LABS

Science as Art: PNNL Images Fill 2015 CalendarExternal link

Lab is showcasing 12 images and the stories behind them in a 2015 calendar. Read More »

Research on blight resistance could one day return American chestnuts to holiday firesides. 12.22.14FROM THE LABS

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open FireExternal link

Oak Ridge National Lab work with scientists funded by The American Chestnut Foundation confirms increased blight-resistance of former forest giant. Read More »

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 »

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