Science Headlines

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 »

04.18.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Surprising Material Could Play Role in Saving EnergyExternal link

Researchers at Northwestern University discover tin selenide is best at converting waste heat to electricity. Read More »

04.17.14FROM THE LABS

Brookhaven and SLAC Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven SuperconductivityExternal link

X-rays reveal how rapidly vanishing 'charge stripes' may be behind laser-induced high-temperature superconductivity. Read More »

04.17.14FROM THE LABS

Jefferson Lab's CEBAF Accelerator Achieves 12 GeV Commissioning MilestoneExternal link

Following an upgrade of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, the CEBAF accelerator delivered the highest-energy electron beams it has ever produced into a target in an experimental hall, recording the first data of the 12 GeV era. Read More »

04.16.14PRESS RELEASE

Energy Secretary Moniz Announces 2013 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award Winners

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced six exceptional U.S. scientists and engineers as recipients of the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for their contributions in research and development that supports the Energy Department’s science, energy and national security missions. Read More »

04.09.14ARTICLE

Dark Matter Hunt: LUX Experiment Reaches Critical PhaseExternal link

An experiment located in the bottom of a gold mine in South Dakota, US, could offer the best chance yet of detecting dark matter. Read More »

04.09.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Stanford Scientists Discover a Novel Way to Make Ethanol Without Corn or Other PlantsExternal link

Stanford scientists have created a copper-based catalyst that produces large quantities of ethanol from carbon monoxide gas at room temperature. Read More »

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