Science Headlines

04.30.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Multilayer, Microscale Solar Cells Enable Ultrahigh Efficiency Power GenerationExternal link

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign use a printing process to assemble tiny cells into multilayer stacks for extraordinary levels of photovoltaic conversion efficiency. Read More »

04.29.14ARTICLE

Secretary Moniz's Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Appropriations

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz's statement to the Senate Committee on Appropriations on driving innovation through federal investments. Read More »

04.29.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

How to Create Nanowires Only Three Atoms Wide with an Electron BeamExternal link

Junhao Lin, a Vanderbilt University Ph.D. student and visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has found a way to use a finely focused beam of electrons to create some of the smallest wires ever made. Read More »

04.28.14FROM THE LABS

‘Double-duty’ Electrolyte Enables New Chemistry for Longer-lived BatteriesExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new and unconventional battery chemistry aimed at producing batteries that last longer than previously thought possible. Read More »

04.28.14FROM THE LABS

Discovering Diversity, One Cell at a Time

The game where one has to guess how many jelly beans or marbles can fill a jar should never be played with the cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus. By some estimates, in a single liter of water as many as 100 million cells of this tiny bacterium can be found. These important organisms serve as the base of the ocean food chain and are thought to be responsible for providing about 20% of the oxygen produced by the planet each year. Read More »

04.25.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Watch High-temperature Superconductivity Emerge out of MagnetismExternal link

Scientists at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have shown for the first time how high-temperature superconductivity emerges out of magnetism in an iron pnictide, a class of materials with great potential for making devices that conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency. Read More »

04.24.14FROM THE LABS

Atomic Switcheroo Explains Origins of Thin-Film Solar Cell MysteryExternal link

A research team from ORNL, the University of Toledo and DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory used electron microscopy and computational simulations to explore the physical origins of treating cadmium-tellluride (CdTe) solar cell materials with cadmium-chloride to improve their efficiency. Read More »

04.23.14FROM THE LABS

Halving HydrogenExternal link

First view of nature-inspired catalyst after ripping hydrogen apart provides insights for better, cheaper fuel cells. Read More »

04.22.14FROM THE LABS

Tracking Particles Faster at the LHCExternal link

A new trigger system will expand what ATLAS scientists can look for during high-energy collisions at the Large Hadron Collider. Read More »

04.18.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

'Exotic' Material is Like a Switch When Super ThinExternal link

Researchers from Cornell and Brookhaven National Laboratory have shown how to switch a particular transition metal oxide, a lanthanum nickelate (LaNiO3), from a metal to an insulator by making the material less than a nanometer thick. Read More »

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