Science Headlines

01.05.16From the Labs

Beam-Beam Compensation Scheme Doubles Proton-Proton Collision Rates at RHICExternal link

Scientists at Brookhaven National Lab are using an electron gun to create a negatively charged electron beam, kicking protons toward the center of the beam, maximizing collision rates, and producing more data in their search for the source of proton spin. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.29.15From the Labs

Creating a Super Lattice: Zipping Electrons, Jumping Holes, and the Quest for Solar FuelsExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Washington created a new material that quickly separates electrons and their holes, providing a key insight for solar fuel production Read MoreExternal linkage

12.28.15From the Labs

Brookhaven Scientists to Lead Two New Nuclear Theory Collaborative ProjectsExternal link

Theoretical physicists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory will serve as principal investigators for two of three recently announced collaborative projects exploring the theoretical underpinnings of nuclear physics. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.24.15From the Labs

New Hybrid Electrolyte For Solid-State Lithium BatteriesExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a novel electrolyte for use in solid-state lithium batteries that overcomes many of the problems that plague other solid electrolytes while also showing signs of being compatible with next-generation cathodes. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.24.15User Facility

Getting the Lead Out of Photovoltaics with NeutronsExternal link

Researchers from DuPont and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are studying hybrid perovskites at TOPAZ, SNS beam line 12, with hopes of influencing the development of better photovoltaics. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.23.15From the Labs

Discovering a Previously Unknown Mechanism That Halts Solar Eruptions Before They Blast Into SpaceExternal link

At the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), researchers led by associate research physicist Clayton Myers have identified a mechanism that may halt eruptions before they leave the sun. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.23.15From the Labs

Jefferson Lab Accelerator Delivers Its First 12 GeV ElectronsExternal link

The newly upgraded accelerator at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has delivered full-energy electrons as part of commissioning activities for the ongoing 12 GeV Upgrade project. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.22.15User Facility

Neutrons Offer Guide to Getting More Out of Solid-State Lithium-Ion BatteriesExternal link

A new study conducted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), a Department of Energy Office of Science user facility, has revealed promising results that could drastically boost the performance of solid-state electrolytes, and could potentially lead to a safer, even more efficient battery. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.22.15User Facility

Scratching the Surface: Studying Sea Spray Aerosols at EMSLExternal link

Universities, national lab, and users facility researchers are using EMSL expertise and specialized instruments to analyze the chemical composition and structure of sea spray aerosols with spectrometry, electron microscopy, and modeling. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.22.15Announcement

U.S. Department of Energy Awards $13.5M to Enhance Sorghum for BiofuelExternal link

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced that it will be part of a major collaborative research project to improve sorghum's productivity under resource-limited conditions. Read MoreExternal linkage