Science Headlines

2014

09.25.14FROM THE LABS

Growth of an Ultra-thin Layered Structure Offers SurprisesExternal link

Researchers from the University of Vermont recently investigated an example of “heteroepitaxial” growth, in which one material is grown on the surface of a second material that has a similar crystal structure as the first. Read More »

09.24.14FROM THE LABS

Los Alamos Researchers Uncover New Properties in Nanocomposite Oxide Ceramics for Reactor Fuel, Fast-ion ConductorsExternal link

In a nanocomposite, the size of each of these grains is on the order of nanometers, roughly 1000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. Read More »

09.24.14FROM THE LABS

Ames Laboratory 3D Printing Technology Research Taking ShapeExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory see amazing potential in 3D printing and additive manufacturing, and are focusing research toward further advances in the technology. Read More »

09.23.14FROM THE LABS

Interface Surprises May Motivate Novel Oxide Electronic DevicesExternal link

Project by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory leads to an experiment and theory that corroborate two distinct mechanisms in a ferroelectric material. Read More »

09.19.14FROM THE LABS

A Nanosized Hydrogen GeneratorExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have created a small scale “hydrogen generator” that uses light and a two-dimensional graphene platform to boost production of the hard-to-make element. Read More »

09.18.14FROM THE LABS

Improving Plant-based Battery with Neutrons and SimulationsExternal link

Researchers at ORNL and the University of Tennessee are studying the structure of plant-based battery materials by combining neutron experiments and supercomputer simulations. Read More »

09.18.14FROM THE LABS

Novel Capability Enables First Test of Real Turbine Engine ConditionsExternal link

Manufactures of turbine engines for airplanes, automobiles and electric generation plants could expedite the development of more durable, energy-efficient turbine blades thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, the German Aerospace Center and the universities of Central Florida and Cleveland State. Read More »

09.17.14FROM THE LABS

How Chemicals Spread in SoilsExternal link

A group of researchers from multiple institutions including EMSL, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed models of how water and chemicals flow in soils, which could help capture the spread of underground contaminants. Read More »

09.16.14FROM THE LABS

Decoding Virus-Host Interactions in the Oxygen-Starved OceanExternal link

In a first of its kind study, exploiting the unique strength of single-cell genomics, the DOE Joint Genome Institute and collaborators at the University of Arizona and the University of British Columbia explored virus-host dynamics to reveal that viruses appear to be much more key to marine microbial ecology below sunlit surface waters than suspected. Read More »

09.16.14FROM THE LABS

Elusive Quantum Transformations Found Near Absolute ZeroExternal link

Brookhaven Lab and Stony Brook University researchers measure the quantum fluctuations behind a novel magnetic material's ultra-cold ferromagnetic phase transition. Read More »

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