Laboratory News

11.05.18From the Labs

New Quantum Criticality Discovered in SuperconductivityExternal link

Using solid state nuclear magnetic resonance (ssNMR) techniques, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory discovered a new quantum criticality in a superconducting material, leading to a greater understanding of the link between magnetism and unconventional superconductivity.
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11.05.18From the Labs

Energy Secretary Rick Perry Visits Brookhaven LabExternal link

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry visited Brookhaven National Laboratory on Oct. 26. On site, he hosted an all-hands meeting with Brookhaven staff and toured key Department of Energy Office of Science User Facilities.
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11.01.18From the Labs

Photosynthesis Like a MossExternal link

Moss evolved after algae but before vascular land plants, such as ferns and trees, making them an interesting target for scientists studying photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert sunlight to fuel. Now researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have made a discovery that could shed light on how plants evolved to move from the ocean to land.
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11.01.18From the Labs

Quantum PredictionsExternal link

With faster supercomputers and improved algorithms, scientists are studying a broad range of materials to find useful properties.
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11.01.18From the Labs

Scientists Make First Detailed Measurements of Key Factors Related to High-temperature SuperconductivityExternal link

Two studies led by SLAC and Stanford capture electron 'sound waves' and identify a positive feedback loop that may boost superconducting temperatures. Read More »

10.31.18From the Labs

Improving Climate Models to Account for Plant Behavior Yields ‘Goodish’ NewsExternal link

Climate scientists have not been properly accounting for what plants do at night, and that, it turns out, is a mistake. A new study from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has found that plant nutrient uptake in the absence of photosynthesis affects greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere.
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10.31.18From the Labs

SLAC Joins New LaserNetUS Network to Boost High-intensity Laser ResearchExternal link

The Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has joined a new research network called LaserNetUS that aims to boost access to high-intensity laser facilities at labs and universities across the country, including the Matter in Extreme Conditions (MEC) laser facility at SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS).
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10.30.18From the Labs

A Solar Cell That Does Double Duty for Renewable EnergyExternal link

Rresearchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, a DOE Energy Innovation Hub, have come up with a new recipe for renewable fuels that could bypass the limitations in current materials: an artificial photosynthesis device called a “hybrid photoelectrochemical and voltaic cell” that turns sunlight and water into not just one, but two types of energy – hydrogen fuel and electricity.
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10.25.18From the Labs

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Technetium-99mExternal link

The tracer, technetium-99m (Tc-99m), is the radioactive isotope responsible for 80 percent of the nuclear medical imaging procedures performed in the world. Though the element technetium was discovered in the 1930s, it wasn’t readily available for imaging procedures until three Brookhaven researchers—Walt Tucker, Powell “Jim” Richards, and Margaret Greene—developed a way to generate the isotope on the spot in hospitals.
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10.24.18From the Labs

Researchers Switch Material from One State to Another with a Single Flash of LightExternal link

Scientists from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have demonstrated a surprisingly simple way of flipping a material from one state into another, and then back again, with single flashes of laser light.
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