Science Headlines

06.14.16User Facility

DNA Shaping Up to be Ideal Framework for Rationally Designed NanostructuresExternal link

A cube, an octahedron, a prism—these are among the polyhedral structures, or frames, made of DNA that scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have designed to connect nanoparticles into a variety of precisely structured three-dimensional (3D) lattices. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.13.16From the Labs

New Material Has Potential to Cut Costs and Make Nuclear Fuel Recycling CleanerExternal link

A collaboration between experimentalists and computer modelers exploring the characteristics of materials known as metal-organic frameworks that might help in nuclear fuel recycling and waste reduction by capturing certain gases released during reprocessing. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.13.16User Facility

A New Way to Control Oxygen for Electronic PropertiesExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory found they could use a small electric current to introduce oxygen voids, or vacancies, that dramatically change the conductivity of thin oxide films. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.10.16From the Labs

Ames Laboratory Scientists Leave Their Mark on Future ResearchersExternal link

Ames Laboratory scientists have mentored over 280 students and faculty from 34 universities, colleges and community colleges around the country in programs such as the SULI program – paid internships for undergraduates in science and engineering at DOE laboratories to work with laboratory staff scientists and engineers on projects related to ongoing research programs. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.09.16From the Labs

New Beginning at FAST: Research Accelerator Reaches Design Beam EnergyExternal link

Fermilab sent an electron beam with an energy of 50 million electronvolts, or MeV, through the photoinjector at the Fermilab Accelerator Science and Technology facility (FAST) on May 16, achieving a major design goal for the accelerator – and marking the beginning of a new accelerator science program at the laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.09.16From the Labs

Massive Trove of Battery and Molecule Data Released to PublicExternal link

The Materials Project, a Google-like database of material properties aimed at accelerating innovation based at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has released an enormous trove of data to the public, giving scientists working on fuel cells, photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, and a host of other advanced materials a powerful tool to explore new research avenues. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.08.16User Facility

Messina Discusses Rewards and Challenges for New Exascale ProjectExternal link

Argonne Distinguished Fellow Paul Messina has been tapped to lead the DOE and NNSA’s Exascale Computing Project with the goal of paving the way toward exascale supercomputing. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.08.16From the Labs

Provisional Names Announced for Superheavy Elements 113, 115, 117, and 118External link

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Inorganic Chemistry Division has published a Provisional Recommendation for the names and symbols of the recently discovered superheavy elements 113, 115, 117, and 118. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.07.16User Facility

ORNL Research Finds Magnetic Material Could Host Wily Weyl FermionsExternal link

An elusive massless particle could exist in a magnetic crystal structure, revealed by neutron and X-ray research from a team of scientists led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.07.16User Facility

New Chemical ‘Sponges’ Designed to Soak Up Toxic Cancer-Fighting Drugs After Targeting TumorsExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are using materials developed for fuel cells in a new device that can be inserted via a tiny tube into a vein and capture chemotherapy drugs before they circulate throughout the body. Read MoreExternal linkage