Science Headlines

10.28.15From the Labs

Unraveling the Complex, Intertwined Electron Phases in a SuperconductorExternal link

A team led by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Cornell University has characterized a key arrangement of electrons in a high-temperature superconductor, a material that can conduct electricity with almost no energy loss without being ultra-chilled. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.26.15From the Labs

Seeking Better BiofuelsExternal link

Researchers at the Joint BioEnergy Institute at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a bustling hub of 150 scientists and staff, are working with the basics of plant biology to make fuels with molecules that have never been fuels before. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.23.15Article

Departments of Agriculture, Energy Partner to Award $4.9 Million for Bioenergy ResearchExternal link

The investment is part of the Obama Administration’s initiative to broaden and diversify America’s energy portfolio and increase the development of new clean energy technologies and enhance rural economies. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.23.15From the Labs

California 2100: More Frequent and More Severe Droughts and Floods LikelyExternal link

A study published in Nature Communications suggests that the weather patterns known as El Nino and La Nina could lead to at least a doubling of extreme droughts and floods in California later this century. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.23.15From the Labs

Exciting Breakthrough in 2D LasersExternal link

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) embedded a monolayer of tungsten disulfide into a special microdisk resonator to achieve bright excitonic lasing at visible light wavelengths. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.22.15From the Labs

Studies Reveal a Unified Approach to Combating Several Bacterial DiseasesExternal link

Researchers at the University of Texas, the University of Connecticut, and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory have discovered structural similarities among bacteria of various types that create the possibility of using similar approaches to fight the infections they cause. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.22.15User Facility

‘Molecular Accordion’ Drives Thermoelectric Behavior in Promising MaterialExternal link

A team of scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory explored the fundamental physics of the world’s best thermoelectric material—tin selenide—using neutron scattering and computer simulations. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.20.15Profile

Brookhaven Postdoc’s Path to ResearchExternal link

Robert Palomino is one of Brookhaven Lab’s new postdocs working at the Lab’s new National Synchrotron Light Source II to study the structure and other properties of catalysts. Learn more about his path to his research career. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.20.15User Facility

Solvents Save Steps in Solar Cell ManufacturingExternal link

In a collaboration between ORNL’s Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS)—both DOE Office of Science User Facilities—a team of neutron and materials scientists studied the structure of BHJ films to find a way to manufacture them more easily. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.19.15User Facility

Laser Focus

At the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, researchers use the supercomputer Titan to create large-scale 3-D physics simulations to understand how a tumor-killing laser’s high-energy fields can rip matter apart. Read More »