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06.10.14FROM THE LABS

PPPL Receives $4.3 Million to Increase Understanding of the Role that Plasma Plays in Synthesizing NanoparticlesExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has received $4.3 million of DOE funding, over three years, to develop an increased understanding of the role of plasma in the synthesis of nanoparticles. Read More »

06.10.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) Spotlights the University Users of its Neutron Sciences FacilitiesExternal link

Researchers at the University of Houston, Penn State, Princeton University and Georgia Tech are using ORNL’s facility for studying everything from polymer micelles to carbon dioxide capture and storage. Read More »

06.09.14FROM THE LABS

Evolution of a Bimetallic NanocatalystExternal link

A multi-national lab collaboration led by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has taken the most detailed look ever at the evolution of platinum/cobalt bimetallic nanoparticles during reactions in oxygen and hydrogen gases. Read More »

06.09.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Room To Move: Spacing Graphite Layers Makes a Better Battery AnodeExternal link

In a paper published in the June 4 issue of Nature Communications, University of Maryland professors Chunsheng Wang and John Cumings explain how a modified version of a Li-ion battery anode could allow manufacturers to replace the lithium with a more common element. Read More »

06.06.14FROM THE LABS

Ionic Liquid Boosts Efficiency of CO2 Reduction CatalystExternal link

Promising approach for converting abundant gas to building blocks for liquid fuels and other useful chemicals. Read More »

06.05.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Self-assembling Nanomachines Start to ClickExternal link

A nanocage builds itself from engineered components. Read More »

06.05.14FROM THE LABS

MINOS Result Narrows Field for Sterile NeutrinosExternal link

Data collected at the long-running MINOS experiment stacks evidence against the existence of these theoretical particles. Read More »

06.04.14FROM THE LABS

2D Transistors Promise a Faster Electronics FutureExternal link

Faster electronic device architectures are in the offing with the unveiling of the world’s first fully two-dimensional field-effect transistor (FET) by researchers with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Read More »

06.04.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Find Stronger 3-D Material that Behaves Like GrapheneExternal link

Researchers from Oxford, SIMES and Berkeley Lab say cadmium arsenide could yield practical devices with the same extraordinary electronic properties as 2-D graphene. Read More »

06.03.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

University of Pittsburgh Researchers First to Detect Exciton in MetalExternal link

Team gives a microscopic quantum mechanical description of how light excites electrons in metals. Read More »