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08.30.13FROM THE LABS

ORNL-Grown Oxygen ‘Sponge’ Presents Path to Better Catalysts, Energy MaterialsExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new oxygen “sponge” that can easily absorb or shed oxygen atoms at low temperatures. Read More »

08.29.13FROM THE LABS

Size Matters as Nanocrystals Go Through PhasesExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers at the Molecular Foundry reveal fundamental size-dependence of metal nanocrystals undergoing phase transitions. Read More »

08.15.13FROM THE LABS

New Twist in the Graphene StoryExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers, working at the Advanced Light Source, have discovered that in the making of bilayer graphene, a tiny structural twist arises that can lead to surprisingly strong changes in the material’s electronic properties.
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08.14.13FROM THE LABS

ORNL Finding Goes Beyond Surface of Oxide FilmsExternal link

Better batteries, catalysts, electronic information storage and processing devices are among potential benefits of an unexpected discovery made by Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists using samples isolated from the atmosphere. Read More »

08.13.13PRESS RELEASE

Device Captures Signatures with Tiny Piezo-Phototronic LEDs

Using thousands of nanometer-scale wires, researchers have developed a sensor device that converts mechanical pressure – from a signature or a fingerprint – directly into light signals that can be captured and processed optically. Read More »

08.12.13FROM THE LABS

Graphene May Shed New Light on Terahertz Metamaterials and PlasmonicsExternal link

In the Aug. 9 issue of Science, U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory physicists discuss the potential and challenges of using graphene in metamaterials and plasmonics in terahertz applications, which operate at frequencies between microwave and infrared waves. Read More »

08.09.13FROM THE LABS

A Path to Better MTV-MOFsExternal link

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers develop method for predicting adsorption in carbon dioxide-scrubbing materials. Read More »

08.08.13FROM THE LABS

First Hundred Thousand Years of Our UniverseExternal link

A new analysis of cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation data by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has taken the furthest look back through time yet – 100 years to 300,000 years after the Big Bang – and provided tantalizing new hints of clues as to what might have happened. Read More »

08.07.13FROM THE LABS

3D IR Images Now in Full ColorExternal link

Berkeley Lab and University of Wisconsin Researchers Unveil FTIR spectro-microtomography. Read More »

08.06.13FROM THE LABS

ORNL Research Reveals New Challenges for Mercury CleanupExternal link

More forms of mercury can be converted to deadly methylmercury than previously thought, according to a study published Sunday in Nature Geoscience. The discovery provides scientists with another piece of the mercury puzzle, bringing them one step closer to understanding the challenges associated with mercury cleanup. Read More »

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