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09.07.16User Facility

How Fungi Help Trees Tolerate DroughtExternal link

An international team of researchers found specific adaptations in the C. geophilum transcriptome – the set of its messenger RNA molecules that reflects actual biochemical activity by the fungus – that could help their hosts be more resistant to drought stress, a finding that could be useful in developing more plant feedstocks for bioenergy amidst the changing climate. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.07.16Press Release

The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Announces $39.8 Million in First-Round Application Development Awards.pdf file (282KB)

The Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) today announced its first round of funding with the selection of 15 application development proposals for full funding and seven proposals for seed funding, representing teams from 45 research and academic organizations. Read More »


Award-Winning Students Continue 25-Year Tradition of Pursuing Fusion at General AtomicsExternal link

General Atomics said farewell to ten summer interns who completed the prestigious Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science and thanked them for their diligence and ingenuity as they worked on experiments at both GA's Inertial Fusion Technologies program and the DIII-D National Fusion Facility, the nation's largest magnetic fusion energy facility. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.06.16From the Labs

New Perovskite Research Discoveries May Lead to Solar Cell and LED AdvancesExternal link

Lead-halide perovskites have become one of the most promising semiconductors for solar cells due to their low cost, easier processability, and high power conversion efficiencies. Scientists at the Ames Laboratory found that there can be significant impurities or “dopants” permeating the material, which could significantly affect the material’s chemistry, moisture stability, and transport properties - depending on how the material is made. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.02.16User Facility

SLAC and Stanford Team Finds a Tough New Catalyst for Use in Renewable Fuels ProductionExternal link

Researchers at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have developed a tough new catalyst that carries out a solar-powered reaction 100 times faster than ever before, works better as time goes on and stands up to acid. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.02.16From the Labs

Blowing Bubbles to Catch Carbon DioxideExternal link

Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico (UNM) have created a powerful new way to capture carbon dioxide from coal- and gas-fired electricity plants with a bubble-like membrane that harnesses the power of nature to reduce CO2 emissions efficiently. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.01.16From the Labs

NREL Discovery Creates Future Opportunity in Quantum ComputingExternal link

Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered a use for perovskites that runs counter to the intended usage of the hybrid organic-inorganic material. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.01.16User Facility

When Nanofabrication Leads to Nanoscience: Optics Developed at the CFN Bring NSLS-II's Ultra-Bright X-rays into Focus for Scientific ImagingExternal link

Optics are critical components in a one-of-a-kind x-ray microscope that was recognized with a 2016 Microscopy Today Innovation Award and named a 2016 R&D 100 Award finalist. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.01.16User Facility

Researchers Peel Back Another Layer of Chemistry with ‘Tender’ X-raysExternal link

Scientists can now directly probe a previously hard-to-see layer of chemistry thanks to a unique X-ray toolkit developed at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Read MoreExternal linkage

08.31.16User Facility

SLAC’s High-Speed ‘Electron Camera’ Films Atomic Nuclei in Vibrating MoleculesExternal link

An ultrafast “electron camera” at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has made the first direct snapshots of atomic nuclei in molecules that are vibrating within millionths of a billionth of a second after being hit by a laser pulse. Read MoreExternal linkage

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