Science Headlines

05.13.16Profile

Nusnin Akter: A Role Model for Young Women and Underrepresented Minority EngineersExternal link

Stony Brook University doctoral student and Brookhaven Lab guest researcher brings her passion and curiosity for scientific research to the lab and the community. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.12.16From the Labs

Getting a Better Measure of Spin with DiamondExternal link

Using thin slivers of diamond, scientists at Jefferson National Lab created a detector that can withstand the constant particle bombardment that some experiments generate to obtain the most accurate measurements to date from the CEBAF atom smasher. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.12.16From the Labs

Solving the Biomass PuzzleExternal link

A group of researchers at Iowa State University and the U.S Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory hope to develop the pieces of the biomass puzzle to create a clearer picture of what takes place within a plant and how that applies to its downstream uses as biomass. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.11.16From the Labs

Berkeley Lab Scientists Brew Jet Fuel in One-Pot RecipeExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have engineered a strain of bacteria that enables a “one-pot” method for producing advanced biofuels from a slurry of pre-treated plant material. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.11.16From the Labs

A Major Upgrade of the Lithium Tokamak Experiment at PPPL Will Explore Liquid Lithium as a First Wall for Hot PlasmasExternal link

A promising experiment that encloses hot, magnetically confined plasma in a full wall of liquid lithium is undergoing a $2 million upgrade at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). Read MoreExternal linkage

05.10.16User Facility

Energy Secretary Moniz Dedicates New Research Facility at Ames LaboratoryExternal link

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz emphasized the role of materials research in clean energy innovation Friday at the dedication of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory Sensitive Instrument Facility. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.10.16User Facility

Neutrons Tap into Magnetism in Topological Insulators at High TemperaturesExternal link

A multi-institutional team of researchers has discovered novel magnetic behavior on the surface of a specialized material that holds promise for smaller, more efficient devices and other advanced technology. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.10.16User Facility

Ultra-fast X-ray Lasers Illuminate Elusive Atomic SpinsExternal link

New x-ray technique reveals never-before-seen, trillionth-of-a-second magnetic fluctuations that transform the electronic and magnetic properties of materials. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.09.16From the Labs

Large Hadron Collider Prepares to Deliver Six Times the DataExternal link

After months of winter hibernation, the Large Hadron Collider is once again smashing protons and taking data. The LHC will run around the clock for the next six months and produce roughly 2 quadrillion high-quality proton collisions, six times more than in 2015 and just shy of the total number of collisions recorded during the nearly three years of the collider’s first run. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.09.16User Facility

Visualizing the Lithiation of a Nanosized Iron-Oxide Material in Real TimeExternal link

A team of researchers from Brookhaven National Lab, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Maryland, College Park, has developed an electron microscopy technique to visualize atomic-scale reaction pathways and track phase changes in lithium-ion battery materials. Read MoreExternal linkage