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01.14.15FROM THE LABS

Dark Horse of the Dark Matter HuntExternal link

Scientists on ADMX – short for the Axion Dark Matter eXperiment, which is supported by the Office of Science and the National Science Foundation – are searching for hypothetical particles called axions. The axion is a dark matter candidate that is also a bit of a dark horse. Read More »

01.13.15FROM THE LABS

From the Bottom Up: Manipulating Nanoribbons at the Molecular LevelExternal link

researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a new precision approach for synthesizing graphene nanoribbons from pre-designed molecular building blocks. Read More »

01.13.15FROM THE LABS

Water, Water, Everywhere — Controlling the Properties of NanomaterialsExternal link

Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are learning how the properties of water molecules on the surface of metal oxides can be used to better control these minerals and use them to make products such as more efficient semiconductors for organic light emitting diodes and solar cells. Read More »

01.12.15FROM THE LABS

Solar Cell Polymers with Multiplied Electrical OutputExternal link

A team from Brookhaven National Lab has found a new family of materials that produces "twin" electrical charges on single molecules, potentially paving the way for easy manufacture of more efficient solar devices. Read More »

01.09.15FROM THE LABS

World’s Most Powerful Camera Receives Funding ApprovalExternal link

The 3,200-megapixel centerpiece of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), which will provide unprecedented details of the universe and help address some of its biggest mysteries, has received key “Critical Decision 2” approval from the DOE. Read More »

01.08.15USER FACILITIES

Simulations Aimed at Safer Transport of ExplosivesExternal link

Researchers from the University of Utah are using supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, to understanding better exactly how accidents involving transportation of explosives occur and can be an important step to learning how better to prevent them. Read More »

01.07.15USER FACILITIES

“Seeing” Hydrogen Atoms to Unveil Enzyme CatalysisExternal link

A multi-institutional research team led by Chris Dealwis from Case Western Reserve University has used the new IMAGINE instrument at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) to map an enzyme that could play an important role in anti-cancer drug development. Read More »

01.07.15FROM THE LABS

Discovering a Key to How Stars Transmit EnergyExternal link

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories’ Z machine have been able to determine experimentally, for the first time in history, iron’s role in inhibiting energy transmission from the center of the sun to near the edge of its radiative band — the section of the solar interior between the sun’s core and outer convection zone. Read More »

01.05.15FROM THE LABS

2014's Top-10 Scientific Achievements at Brookhaven LabExternal link

From new insights into the building blocks of matter to advances in understanding batteries, superconductors, and a protein that could help fight cancer, 2014 was a year of stunning successes for the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. Read More »

12.30.14FROM THE LABS

The Quality of LightExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and The Pennsylvania State University are closely studying one of these photosynthetic species of fast-growing cyanobacteria using advanced tools developed at PNNL to determine the optimum environment that contributes to record growth and productivity. Read More »

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