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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 More »

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 More »

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 »

This graphical representation shows the layers of the 2-D LED and how it emits light. 03.10.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Build Thinnest-Possible LEDs to be Stronger, More Energy EfficientExternal link

University of Washington researchers supported by the Office of Science have created LEDs 10,000 smaller than the thickness of a human hair. Read More »

Conceptual drawing shows a flexible organic photovoltaic made from an acceptor of PCBM (buckyball with earth) and the donor of deuterated conducting polymer. 03.06.14FROM THE LABS

Solar SurpriseExternal link

Multidisciplinary ORNL team discovers unexpected effect of heavy hydrogen in organic solar cells. Read More »

Ames Laboratory scientists use ultra-fast laser spectroscopy to 03.04.14FROM THE LABS

Ultra-fast Laser Spectroscopy Lights Way to Understanding New MaterialsExternal link

Scientists at the Ames Laboratory are using the technique to “see” small but potentially significant changes to materials in real time. Read More »

Most times, the effects of corrosion are studied with regard to the metal surface.02.26.14ARTICLE

New Perspective on a Corrosive Problem

Supercomputers give Argonne Lab scientists new insight into the critical transition that drives the creation of corrosive conditions. Read More »

A night photo of Fermilab’s Tevatron collider. 02.24.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Complete the Top Quark PuzzleExternal link

Fermilab researchers have finished a portrait of one of the universe’s fundamental particles. Read More »

Duckweed is a relatively simple plant with fronds that float on the surface of the water and roots that extend into the water. In the flask on the left, you can see the dormant phase, turions, that have dropped to the bottom. 02.20.14FROM THE LABS

Duckweed Has Potential As Biofuel Source

Pond-dwelling powerhouse's genome points to its biofuel potential. Read More »

The CMI printer, a LENS MR-7 manufactured by Optomec of Albuquerque, N.M., uses models from computer-aided design software to build layers of metal alloy on a substrate via metal powders that are melted by a laser. 02.14.14FROM THE LABS

Ames Lab, Critical Materials Institute Speed Metals Research with 3D PrinterExternal link

3D Printer Technology will allow scientists to 'speed-read' through materials libraries, finding properties that best suit particular needs. Read More »