Science Headlines

03.25.16User Facility

Platinum Catalyst Savings on Any SupportExternal link

New, inexpensive, and more efficient industrial catalysts for fuel processing and chemical manufacture could emerge from new studies, carried out at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source, into the different ways in which the active metal sites in a catalyst can be prepared when the catalyst metal is on an active or an inert support material. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.24.16User Facility

Novel Water-Removal Technique Boosts Performance of Carbon NanomaterialsExternal link

New research illuminating water’s critical role in forming catalysts for oxygen reduction in materials has revealed the key to designing next-generation carbon nanomaterials with enhanced performance for fuel cells and batteries. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.24.16Profile

NSLS-II User Profiles: Pankaj SarinExternal link

Pankaj Sarin, an assistant professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Oklahoma State University, traveled to Brookhaven Lab recently to conduct research at the X-Ray Powder Diffraction (XPD) beamline. He and his group studied ceramic materials that can withstand extremely high temperatures and may be used to protect spacecraft during re-entry, descent, and landing. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.23.16User Facility

Unlocking the Secrets of Gene ExpressionExternal link

Using cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) scientist Eva Nogales and her team have made a significant breakthrough in our understanding of how our molecular machinery finds the right DNA to copy, showing with unprecedented detail the role of a powerhouse transcription factor known as TFIID. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.23.16From the Labs

Moving Microswimmers With Tiny Swirling FlowsExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a way to use a microscopic swirling flow to rapidly clear a circle of tiny bacteria or swimming robots. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.21.16From the Labs

Physicist Tyler Abrams Models Lithium Erosion in TokamaksExternal link

Abrams conducted the research as a doctoral student in the Princeton Program in Plasma Physics substantially based at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). Read MoreExternal linkage

03.18.16Profile

Meet Intern Cecilia Osorio: Merging Multiscale Images at NSLS-IIExternal link

Cecilia Osorio, a 20-year-old sophomore from California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), and current intern with the Office of Educational Programs at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, is tackling a significant software challenge at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II). Read MoreExternal linkage

03.18.16User Facility

Replacement for Silicon Devices Looms Big with ORNL DiscoveryExternal link

Two-dimensional electronic devices could inch closer to their ultimate promise of low power, high efficiency and mechanical flexibility with a processing technique developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.18.16User Facility

New Carbon Capture Membrane Boasts CO2 HighwaysExternal link

A new, highly permeable carbon capture membrane developed by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) could lead to more efficient ways of separating carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust, preventing the greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere and contributing to climate change. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.17.16From the Labs

Dusting for the Fingerprint of Inflation with BICEP3External link

The BICEP3 project and the Keck Array assembly has just begun collecting data, covering a wider spectrum of light and measuring the properties of light left over from the first 380,000 years of history after the big bang. Read MoreExternal linkage

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