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Argonne Announces New Center for Integrated Resiliency AnalysesExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory announced today that it is forming a new research center to enhance resiliency for major disruptive events, such as natural disasters and climate change, called the Center for Integrated Resiliency Analyses (CIRA). Read MoreExternal linkage


New Material for Flat SemiconductorsExternal link

Researchers at MIT and Harvard University have found a two-dimensional, self-assembling material that might produce solar cells or transistors. Read MoreExternal linkage


Harnessing Magnetic Vortices for Making Nanoscale AntennasExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are seeking ways to synchronize the magnetic spins in nanoscale devices to build tiny yet more powerful signal-generating or receiving antennas and other electronics. Read MoreExternal linkage


Multilayer, Microscale Solar Cells Enable Ultrahigh Efficiency Power GenerationExternal link

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign use a printing process to assemble tiny cells into multilayer stacks for extraordinary levels of photovoltaic conversion efficiency. Read MoreExternal linkage


Secretary Moniz's Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Appropriations

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz's statement to the Senate Committee on Appropriations on driving innovation through federal investments. Read More »


How to Create Nanowires Only Three Atoms Wide with an Electron BeamExternal link

Junhao Lin, a Vanderbilt University Ph.D. student and visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has found a way to use a finely focused beam of electrons to create some of the smallest wires ever made. Read MoreExternal linkage


‘Double-duty’ Electrolyte Enables New Chemistry for Longer-lived BatteriesExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new and unconventional battery chemistry aimed at producing batteries that last longer than previously thought possible. Read MoreExternal linkage


Discovering Diversity, One Cell at a Time

The game where one has to guess how many jelly beans or marbles can fill a jar should never be played with the cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus. By some estimates, in a single liter of water as many as 100 million cells of this tiny bacterium can be found. These important organisms serve as the base of the ocean food chain and are thought to be responsible for providing about 20% of the oxygen produced by the planet each year. Read More »


Scientists Watch High-temperature Superconductivity Emerge out of MagnetismExternal link

Scientists at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have shown for the first time how high-temperature superconductivity emerges out of magnetism in an iron pnictide, a class of materials with great potential for making devices that conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency. Read MoreExternal linkage


Atomic Switcheroo Explains Origins of Thin-Film Solar Cell MysteryExternal link

A research team from ORNL, the University of Toledo and DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory used electron microscopy and computational simulations to explore the physical origins of treating cadmium-tellluride (CdTe) solar cell materials with cadmium-chloride to improve their efficiency. Read MoreExternal linkage

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