Science Headlines

12.22.15User Facility

Neutrons Offer Guide to Getting More Out of Solid-State Lithium-Ion BatteriesExternal link

A new study conducted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), a Department of Energy Office of Science user facility, has revealed promising results that could drastically boost the performance of solid-state electrolytes, and could potentially lead to a safer, even more efficient battery. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.22.15User Facility

Scratching the Surface: Studying Sea Spray Aerosols at EMSLExternal link

Universities, national lab, and users facility researchers are using EMSL expertise and specialized instruments to analyze the chemical composition and structure of sea spray aerosols with spectrometry, electron microscopy, and modeling. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.22.15Announcement

U.S. Department of Energy Awards $13.5M to Enhance Sorghum for BiofuelExternal link

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced that it will be part of a major collaborative research project to improve sorghum's productivity under resource-limited conditions. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.21.15User Facility

The Marriage of Molecular and Nanoparticle Interactions Is No Fool’s ErrandExternal link

By combining supramolecular chemistry and nanoparticle self-assembly, a team of researchers from Argonne National Laboratory and University of Michigan has created a new toolbox of golden possibilities. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.18.15From the Labs

Some Like it Hot: Simulating Single Particle ExcitationsExternal link

Researchers with Berkeley Lab used a real-time numerical algorithm to study electron movement, to understand how long a particle stays excited, and whether there is energy backflow from hot carrier – a single particle excitation - to plasmon – a cloud of electrons. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.18.15Announcement

CERN and US Increase CooperationExternal link

The United States and the European physics laboratory have formally agreed to partner on continued LHC research, upcoming neutrino research and a future collider. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.18.15Profile

Shining a Light on Water-Splitting ReactionsExternal link

Eric Isaacs, a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) recipient, probes how metal nanoparticles supercharge sunlight's water-splitting feat. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.17.15From the Labs

Scientists Compose Complex Math Equations to Replicate Behaviors of Earth SystemsExternal link

Climate researchers at Argonne National Laboratory are developing complex equations that mathematically describe how Earth's various systems, processes and cycles work, interact and react in different conditions. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.17.15From the Labs

Diamonds May Be the Key to Future NMR/MRI TechnologiesExternal link

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have demonstrated that diamonds may hold the key to the future for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.17.15From the Labs

ORNL Technique Could Set New Course for Extracting Uranium from SeawaterExternal link

An ultra-high-resolution technique used for the first time to study polymer fibers that trap uranium in seawater may cause researchers to rethink the best methods to harvest this potential fuel for nuclear reactors. Read MoreExternal linkage