Laboratory News

05.02.18From the Labs

Ames Lab Takes the Guesswork Out of Discovering New High-Entropy AlloysExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has developed a method of computational analysis that can help predict the composition and properties of as-yet unmade high performance alloys. Read More »

05.02.18From the Labs

NREL Researchers Create New Materials With Unusual PropertiesExternal link

Few scientists reference Kurt Vonnegut in their academic journals, but researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found the parallels between his work and theirs compelling. Both invoke polymorphism—the ability of a material to adopt multiple crystal structures. Read More »

05.01.18From the Labs

Scientists Pinpoint Energy Flowing Through Vibrations in Superconducting CrystalsExternal link

Scientists have tracked never-before-seen interactions between electrons and the crystal lattice structure of copper-oxide superconductors. The collaboration, led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, achieved measurement precision faster than one trillionth of one second through a groundbreaking combination of experimental techniques. Read More »

04.23.18From the Labs

New Exascale System for Earth SimulationExternal link

A new earth modeling system unveiled today will have weather-scale resolution and use advanced computers to simulate aspects of Earth’s variability and anticipate decadal changes that will critically impact the U.S. energy sector in coming years. Read More »

04.23.18From the Labs

Study Recommends Strong Role for National Labs in ‘Second Laser Revolution’External link

A new study calls for the U.S. to step up its laser R&D efforts to better compete with major overseas efforts to build large, high-power laser systems, and notes progress and milestones at the Department of Energy’s Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) Center and other sites. Read More »

04.20.18From the Labs

Muons Spin Tales of Undiscovered ParticlesExternal link

Scientists from Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, along with over 25 other institutions,are collaborating to test a magnetic property of the muon. Read More »

04.20.18From the Labs

Battery's Hidden Layer RevealedExternal link

A team at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory reports a breakthrough in understanding the chemistry of the microscopically thin layer that forms at the interface between the liquid electrolyte and solid electrode. Read More »

04.19.18From the Labs

In Pursuit of Perfect Chemistry: A Vision for Unifying CatalysisExternal link

Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley are systematically and comprehensively detailing hybrid catalysts concepts in a plan to coordinate efforts to pursue new forms of hybrid catalysis research. Read More »

04.18.18From the Labs

Science Bowl Proves to be a Catalyst for STEM CareersExternal link

Each year, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosts the National Science Bowl®—one of the largest science competitions in the nation. Since 1991, more than 290,000 students have participated in the competition, motivating them to excel in science and mathematics. Some of these students came back to the Lab as science bowl volunteers and shared their enthusiasm about the STEM career paths they had chosen. Read More »

04.12.18From the Labs

Removing the Brakes on Plant Oil ProductionExternal link

Scientists studying plant biochemistry at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered new details about biomolecules that put the brakes on oil production. The findings suggest that disabling these biomolecular brakes could push oil production into high gear—a possible pathway toward generating abundant biofuels and plant-derived bioproducts. Read More »

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