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05.05.14FROM THE LABS

Finding by Berkeley Lab Researchers at the Molecular Foundry Opens the Door to Better Doping of Semiconductor NanocrystalsExternal link

A team led by Delia Milliron, a chemist at Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry, a U.S Department of Energy (DOE) national nanoscience center, has demonstrated that equally important as the amount of dopant is how the dopant is distributed on the surface and throughout the material. Read More »

05.05.14FROM THE LABS

Study in 'Science' Finds Missing Piece of Biogeochemical Puzzle in AquifersExternal link

A study published in Science by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory may dramatically shift our understanding of the complex dance of microbes and minerals that takes place in aquifers deep underground. Read More »

05.02.14FROM THE LABS

Edgy Look at 2D Molybdenum DisulfideExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers observe 1D edge states critical to nanoelectronic and photonic applications. Read More »

05.01.14FROM THE LABS

Argonne Announces New Center for Integrated Resiliency AnalysesExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory announced today that it is forming a new research center to enhance resiliency for major disruptive events, such as natural disasters and climate change, called the Center for Integrated Resiliency Analyses (CIRA). Read More »

05.01.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

New Material for Flat SemiconductorsExternal link

Researchers at MIT and Harvard University have found a two-dimensional, self-assembling material that might produce solar cells or transistors. Read More »

04.30.14FROM THE LABS

Harnessing Magnetic Vortices for Making Nanoscale AntennasExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are seeking ways to synchronize the magnetic spins in nanoscale devices to build tiny yet more powerful signal-generating or receiving antennas and other electronics. Read More »

04.30.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Multilayer, Microscale Solar Cells Enable Ultrahigh Efficiency Power GenerationExternal link

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign use a printing process to assemble tiny cells into multilayer stacks for extraordinary levels of photovoltaic conversion efficiency. Read More »

04.29.14ARTICLE

Secretary Moniz's Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Appropriations

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz's statement to the Senate Committee on Appropriations on driving innovation through federal investments. Read More »

04.29.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

How to Create Nanowires Only Three Atoms Wide with an Electron BeamExternal link

Junhao Lin, a Vanderbilt University Ph.D. student and visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has found a way to use a finely focused beam of electrons to create some of the smallest wires ever made. Read More »

04.28.14FROM THE LABS

‘Double-duty’ Electrolyte Enables New Chemistry for Longer-lived BatteriesExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new and unconventional battery chemistry aimed at producing batteries that last longer than previously thought possible. Read More »