Nano Mag Flux Lines BNL

Color-enhanced image of magnetic flux lines around individual nickel nanodots.  (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

The Office of Science has several vehicles to update the public on the latest scientific outcomes of funded projects. The content is available as In the News articles, In Focus articles, and presentations and testimony.

Featured Articles

Poplar provides a fast-growing woody feedstock for biofuels. 10.05.18User Facility

Redesigning Poplar Trees to Take the Drought ... and the Salt and the HeatExternal link

A multi-institutional team is working on a multi-million-dollar, multi-year project funded by DOE's Office of Science to improve poplar trees to produce more biomass for biofuel applications. Read More »

At the Matter in Extreme Conditions (MEC) instrument at LCLS, the researchers zapped knuckle-shaped samples with a laser to create plasma, then used an X-ray scattering technique to watch it expand and collide. 10.04.18User Facility

Peering Into 36-Million-Degree Plasma with SLAC’s X-ray LaserExternal link

In a first, researchers measure extremely small and fast changes that occur in plasma when it’s zapped with a laser. Their technique will have applications in astrophysics, medicine and fusion energy. Read More »

This graphic shows the magnetic field surrounding the Earth and how it reacted to energy and plasma from a solar flare caused by magnetic reconnection. 10.03.18Article

Solving a Plasma Physics Mystery: Magnetic Reconnection

Magnetic reconnection causes storms in space and can damage fusion research devices on earth. Researchers are investigating why and how it happens so fast. Read More »

Science Headlines

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Scientists Forge Ahead with Electron Microscopy to Build Quantum Materials Atom by AtomExternal link

A novel technique that nudges single atoms to switch places within an atomically thin material could bring scientists another step closer to realizing theoretical physicist Richard Feynman’s vision of building tiny machines from the atom up. Read More »

10.16.18User Facility

New NSLS-II Beamline Illuminates Electronic StructuresExternal link

On July 15, 2018, the Soft Inelastic X-ray Scattering (SIX) beamline at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory—welcomed its first visiting researchers. SIX is an experimental station designed to measure the electronic properties of solid materials using ultrabright x-rays. The materials can be as small as a few microns—one millionth of a meter. Read More »

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The Graphic Nature of DataExternal link

Argonne scientists inspired high schoolers to think big about data and how to visualize it at a three-day camp this summer. Read More »

Science Highlights

How to Make Soot and Stardust09.26.18Science Highlight

How to Make Soot and Stardust

Scientists unlock mystery that could help reduce emissions of fine particles from combustion engines and other sources. Read More »

Breaking the Symmetry Between Fundamental Forces09.15.18Science Highlight

Breaking the Symmetry Between Fundamental Forces

Scientists improve our understanding of the relationship between fundamental forces by re-creating the earliest moments of the universe. Read More »

Water Plays Unexpected Role in Forming Minerals09.15.18Science Highlight

Water Plays Unexpected Role in Forming Minerals

Water molecules line up tiny particles to attach and form minerals; understanding how this happens impacts energy extraction and storage along with waste disposal. Read More »

Presentations & Testimony

11.02.17

DOE Office of Science Update and FY 2018 Budget Request to Congress .pdf file (215KB)

DOE Office of Science Acting Director Steve Binkley provides an Office of Science Update at the November 2, 2017 BERAC Meeting.

09.27.17

DOE Office of Science Update and FY 2018 Budget Request to Congress .pdf file (1.6MB)

DOE Office of Science Acting Director Steve Binkley provides an Office of Science Update at the September 27, 2017 ASCAC Meeting.

09.24.17

Statement on American Leadership in Quantum Technology.pdf file (175KB)

Statement on American Leadership in Quantum Technology
J. Stephen Binkley, Acting Director, Office of Science provides a statement on American Leadership in Quantum Technology before the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee and Technology on September 24, 2017.

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