Science Headlines

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


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 »

10.19.15From the Labs

The Difference a Day (or Night) MakesExternal link

In a study, PNNL scientists Young-Mo Kim, Jim Fredrickson, and Tom Metz demonstrated the effect that sunlight, or the absence of it, has over a 24-hour period on the production of chemicals used as metabolites in the microbial mats of Mushroom Springs in Yellowstone National Park. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.16.15From the Labs

Is Black Phosphorous the Next Big Thing in Materials?External link

A team of researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has experimentally confirmed strong in-plane anisotropy in thermal conductivity, along the zigzag and armchair directions of single-crystal black phosphorous nanoribbons. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.16.15From the Labs

Xenon, Xenon EverywhereExternal link

In their search to find dark matter particles, researchers at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are in the market for 10 metric tons of xenon in its liquid form. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.16.15From the Labs

PIMs May Be the Cup of Choice for Lithium-Sulfur BatteriesExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers have found a solution to the polysulfide crossover problem which decreases battery efficiency and life by developing a membrane made from polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs) to block unwanted ion transport. Read MoreExternal linkage

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