Science Headlines

06.26.15FROM THE LABS

Helium ‘Balloons’ Offer New Path to Control Complex MaterialsExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new method to manipulate a wide range of materials and their behavior using only a handful of helium ions. Read More »

06.26.15USER FACILITY

Confirming Microbial Lineages Through Cultivation-Independent MeansExternal link

In a recent study illuminating how novel microbial lineages are being uncovered through the use of such techniques, a team including researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, offers compelling evidence that two groups of uncultivated bacteria actually belong to a single candidate phylum called ‘Atribacteria.’ Read More »

06.25.15FROM THE LABS

Going Through GrapheneExternal link

Scientists at the Fluid Interface Reactions, Structures and Transport Center have discovered how protons selectively pass through graphene with promising applications for fuel cells and membranes. Read More »

06.24.15FROM THE LABS

NSLS-II: A Video TourExternal link

Take a look at the beamlines that are coming online at Brookhaven's newest facility, the National Synchrotron Light Source II. Read More »

06.24.15FROM THE LABS

Silica ‘Spiky Screws’ Could Enhance Industrial Coatings and Additive ManufacturingExternal link

A molecular process developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, paves the way for improved silica structure design by introducing microscopic, segmented screw-like spikes that can more effectively bond materials for commercial use. Read More »

06.23.15FROM THE LABS

X Marks the Spot: Researchers Confirm Novel Method for Controlling Plasma Rotation to Improve Fusion PerformanceExternal link

Timothy Stoltzfus-Dueck, a physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), demonstrated a novel method that scientists can use to manipulate the intrinsic – or self-generated – rotation of hot, charged plasma gas within fusion facilities called tokamaks. Read More »

06.23.15FROM THE LABS

Sweeping Lasers Snap Together Nanoscale Geometric GridsExternal link

New technique developed by Brookhaven Lab scientists rapidly creates multi-layered, self-assembled grids with fully customizable shapes and compositions. Read More »

06.22.15FROM THE LABS

New ‘Molecular Movie’ Reveals Ultrafast Chemistry in MotionExternal link

The Linac Coherent Light Source, an X-ray free-electron laser at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, provided the first direct measurements of how a ring-shaped gas molecule unravels in the millionths of a billionth of a second after it is split open by light. Read More »

06.22.15ARTICLE

Protection from the ElementsExternal link

A simple topcoat of plastic developed at the Center for Solar Fuels, an Energy Frontier Research Center at the University of North Carolina, helps solar fuel cells withstand wear and tear. Read More »

06.19.15FROM THE LABS

New NMR Tool Helps Scientists Study Elusive Battery ReactionExternal link

A team of researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Singapore have discovered how to see the reactions inside a battery using a unique nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) “camera.” Read More »

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