Science Headlines

01.07.15User Facility

“Seeing” Hydrogen Atoms to Unveil Enzyme CatalysisExternal link

A multi-institutional research team led by Chris Dealwis from Case Western Reserve University has used the new IMAGINE instrument at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) to map an enzyme that could play an important role in anti-cancer drug development. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.07.15From the Labs

Discovering a Key to How Stars Transmit EnergyExternal link

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories’ Z machine have been able to determine experimentally, for the first time in history, iron’s role in inhibiting energy transmission from the center of the sun to near the edge of its radiative band — the section of the solar interior between the sun’s core and outer convection zone. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.05.15From the Labs

2014's Top-10 Scientific Achievements at Brookhaven LabExternal link

From new insights into the building blocks of matter to advances in understanding batteries, superconductors, and a protein that could help fight cancer, 2014 was a year of stunning successes for the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage


The Quality of LightExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and The Pennsylvania State University are closely studying one of these photosynthetic species of fast-growing cyanobacteria using advanced tools developed at PNNL to determine the optimum environment that contributes to record growth and productivity. Read MoreExternal linkage


Microscopy Reveals How Atom-High Steps Impede Oxidation of Metal SurfacesExternal link

A new study performed by a team led by Guangwen Zhou of Binghamton University, in collaboration with Peter Sutter of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory reveals that certain features of metal surfaces can stop the process of oxidation in its tracks. Read MoreExternal linkage


Breakthrough in Predictions of Pressure-dependent Combustion Chemical ReactionsExternal link

Researchers at Sandia and Argonne national laboratories have demonstrated, for the first time, a method to successfully predict pressure-dependent chemical reaction rates. Read MoreExternal linkage


First Direct Evidence that a Mysterious Phase of Matter Competes with High-Temperature SuperconductivityExternal link

SLAC study shows “pseudogap” phase hoards electrons that might otherwise conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency. Read MoreExternal linkage


Ultrafast Imaging of Complex Systems in 3-D at Near Atomic Resolution Becoming Increasingly PossibleExternal link

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory developed an extended Monte Carlo computational scheme that for the first time includes bound-bound resonant excitations that dramatically enhance ionization rates and can lead to an unexpectedly high degree of electron stripping Read MoreExternal linkage


ORNL Microscopy Pencils Patterns in Polymers at the NanoscaleExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have used advanced microscopy to carve out nanoscale designs on the surface of a new class of ionic polymer materials for the first time. Read MoreExternal linkage


Is the Higgs Boson a Piece of the Matter-Antimatter Puzzle?External link

A SLAC theorist and colleagues lay out a possible way to tell if the Higgs is involved. Read MoreExternal linkage

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