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Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory modeled every elementary step in the complicated mechanism of producing hydrogen, providing a detailed map of the amount of energy used in the different possible routes the reaction could take. Read MoreExternal linkage


NSLS-II User Profiles: Emmie Campbell & Karen DeRocherExternal link

Emmie Campbell and Karen DeRocher, from the Biomineral Engineering group at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering, studied microstructures that make up spicules or "bones" in larval sea urchins with the Hard X-Ray Nanoprobe at NSLS-II. Read MoreExternal linkage


New Supercomputer Simulations Enhance Understanding of Protein Motion and FunctionExternal link

Supercomputing simulations at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could change how researchers understand the internal motions of proteins that play functional, structural and regulatory roles in all living organisms. Read MoreExternal linkage


Novel Intermediate Energy X-Ray Beamline Opening for ResearchersExternal link

Using relatively low-energy X-rays, the IEX beamline at the APS will help illuminate electronic ordering and emergent phenomena in ordered materials to better understand the origins of distinct electronic properties. Read MoreExternal linkage


Storm Clouds Take Rain on Rollercoaster RideExternal link

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers explained the complex fluxes in turbulent storm clouds using statistical distributions of the vertical velocity and various kinds of precipitating particles within the clouds. Read MoreExternal linkage


Oak Ridge National Lab and Solid Power Sign Exclusive License for Lithium-Sulfur Battery TechExternal link

The company licensed a portfolio of ORNL patents relating to lithium-sulfur compositions that will enable development of more energy-dense batteries. ORNL’s proof-of-concept battery research has demonstrated the technology’s potential to improve power, operating temperature, manufacturability and cost as well. Read MoreExternal linkage


U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 33 R&D 100 Awards for 2015External link

The R&D 100 awards, sometimes called the “Oscars of Innovation,” are given annually in recognition of exceptional new products or processes that were developed and introduced into the marketplace during the previous year. Read MoreExternal linkage


Supercomputing the Strange Difference Between Matter and AntimatterExternal link

An international team of physicists including theorists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has published the first calculation of direct "CP" symmetry violation—how the behavior of subatomic particles (in this case, the decay of kaons) differs when matter is swapped out for antimatter. Read MoreExternal linkage


ORNL Microscopy Captures Real-Time View of Evolving Fuel Cell CatalystsExternal link

Atomic-level imaging of catalysts by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could help manufacturers lower the cost and improve the performance of emission-free fuel cell technologies. Read MoreExternal linkage


Q&A: SLAC Theorist Lance Dixon Explains Quantum GravityExternal link

The force of gravity at the subatomic scale does not fit Einstein’s general theory of relativity - gravity on a larger scale. Lance Dixon of Stanford University and the DOE’s SLAC National Accelerator Lab explains one approach to developing an applicable theory, called quantum gravity, to combine Einstein’s theory with quantum mechanics. Read MoreExternal linkage

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