Science Headlines

03.27.15FROM THE LABS

Copper Atoms Bring a Potential New Battery Material to LifeExternal link

Scientists at Brookhaven National Lab track electrochemical reactions in cutting-edge battery materials in real time using "in-operando" synchrotron techniques, revealing important clues for the future design and development of more powerful, longer-lasting lithium-ion batteries. Read More »

03.27.15FROM THE LABS

Using Magnetic Fields to Understand High-temperature SuperconductivityExternal link

Taking our understanding of quantum matter to new levels, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are exposing high-temperature superconductors to very high magnetic fields, changing the temperature at which the materials become perfectly conducting and revealing unique properties of these substances. Read More »

03.27.15FROM THE LABS

Protein Shake-upExternal link

One intrinsically disordered protein, beta-catenin, is of particular interest to researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where they will be conducting neutron scattering and supercomputing studies to further uncover its role in cancer. Read More »

03.26.15FROM THE LABS

Researchers Use Mira to Peer Inside High-temperature SuperconductorsExternal link

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) are using supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, to shed light on the mysterious nature of high-temperature superconductors. Read More »

03.26.15FROM THE LABS

The Dawn of DUNEExternal link

The neutrino experiment formerly known as LBNE has transformed. Since January, its collaboration has gained about 50 new member institutions, elected two new spokespersons and chosen a new name: Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, or DUNE. Read More »

03.25.15FROM THE LABS

A Tale of Two Colliders, One Thesis, Two Awards—and a Physics MysteryExternal link

Results from two complementary colliders provide fodder for one double-award-winning Ph.D. thesis and an intriguing physics puzzle. Read More »

03.24.15FROM THE LABS

Does Death Stalk the Forest?External link

New research at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory shows that the problem in predicting how forests age may lie in the forest models, not the trees. Read More »

03.23.15FROM THE LABS

Experiment Provides the Best Look Yet at 'Warm Dense Matter' at Cores of Giant PlanetsExternal link

In an experiment at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, scientists precisely measured the temperature and structure of aluminum as it transitions into a superhot, highly compressed concoction known as “warm dense matter.” Read More »

03.23.15FROM THE LABS

Organic Photovoltaics Experiments Showcase ‘Superfacility’ ConceptExternal link

A collaborative effort linking the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) with supercomputing resources at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory via the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is yielding exciting results in organic photovoltaics research that could transform the way researchers use these facilities and improve scientific productivity in the process. Read More »

03.20.15FROM THE LABS

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to Build New Chemistry FacilityExternal link

A contract was awarded to DGR*Grant Construction of Richland today to build a new chemistry laboratory building at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Read More »

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