Laboratory News

07.10.17From the Labs

Brookhaven Lab Hosts "Brookathon," a Five-Day GPU HackathonExternal link

From June 5 through 9, Brookhaven Lab's Computational Science Initiative hosted "Brookathon"—a hackathon (a combination of the words "hack" and "marathon" that describes the nonstop and exploratory nature of the programming event) focused on graphics processing units (GPUs).
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07.07.17From the Labs

Electron Orbitals May Hold Key to Unifying Concept of High-Temperature SuperconductivityExternal link

A team of scientists has found evidence for a new type of electron pairing that may broaden the search for new high-temperature superconductors.
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07.06.17From the Labs

PPPL Researchers Demonstrate First Hot Plasma Edge in a Fusion FacilityExternal link

Recent experiments on the Lithium Tokamak Experiment (LTX), the first facility to fully surround plasma with liquid lithium, showed that lithium coatings can produce temperatures that stay constant all the way from the hot central core of the plasma to the normally cool outer edge.
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07.05.17From the Labs

Brookhaven Scientists Study Role of 'Electrolyte Gating' in Functional Oxide MaterialsExternal link

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered a previously unknown mechanism involved in “electrolyte gating,” a method for increasing electrical conductivity in materials and potentially inducing superconductivity. Read More »

06.28.17From the Labs

New Class of ‘Soft’ Semiconductors Could Transform HD DisplaysExternal link

A new type of semiconductor may be coming to a high-definition display near you. Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown that a class of semiconductor called halide perovskites is capable of emitting multiple, bright colors from a single nanowire at resolutions as small as 500 nanometers.
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06.27.17From the Labs

Ames Lab Scientists’ Surprising Discovery: Making Ferromagnets Stronger by Adding Non-Magnetic ElementExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory discovered that they could functionalize magnetic materials through a thoroughly unlikely method, by adding amounts of the virtually non-magnetic element scandium to a gadolinium-germanium alloy.
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06.23.17From the Labs

New Efficient, Low-Temperature Catalyst for Converting Water and CO to Hydrogen Gas and CO2External link

An international team of researchers that included Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists has developed a new low-temperature catalyst for producing high-purity hydrogen gas while simultaneously using up carbon monoxide.
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06.23.17From the Labs

A Single Electron’s Tiny Leap Sets Off ‘Molecular Sunscreen’ ResponseExternal link

A new X-ray laser technique developed at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will help scientists study a wide range of organic molecules that respond to light, from DNA building blocks to plastic products and receptors in your eyes.
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06.23.17From the Labs

Study Sheds Light on How Bacterial Organelles AssembleExternal link

Scientists at Berkeley Lab and Michigan State University are providing the clearest view yet of an intact bacterial microcompartment, revealing at atomic-level resolution the structure and assembly of the organelle’s protein shell.
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06.22.17From the Labs

Chicago Quantum Exchange to Create Technologically Transformative EcosystemExternal link

The University of Chicago is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to launch an intellectual hub for advancing academic, industrial and governmental efforts in the science and engineering of quantum information.
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