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12.01.15User Facility

Translucent and Tough: Mollusk Shells Inspire New Materials DesignExternal link

MIT researchers working with the Advanced Photon Source x-ray beamline have determined why the Placuna placenta mollusk shell is damage resistant, leading to new designs of transparent, super-tough ceramics for use in electronics, automobiles, armor, and a host of other applications. Read More »

Benedictine University 12.01.15University Research

Benedictine University Professor’s Egg Research Hatches New Discoveries on Environmental ChangeExternal link

Benedict University professor Monica Tischler is investigating 150 year-old bird eggs at the Advanced Photon Source, using advanced X-ray equipment to detect metals and inorganic pollutants. Read More »

12.01.15From the Labs

ORNL Process Could be White Lightning to Electronics IndustryExternal link

A new era of electronics and even quantum devices could be ushered in with the fabrication of a virtually perfect single layer of “white graphene,” according to researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read More »

12.01.15From the Labs

Revamped LHC Goes Heavy MetalExternal link

For the next three weeks physicists at the Large Hadron Collider will cook up the oldest form of matter in the universe by switching their subatomic fodder from protons to lead ions. Read More »

University California Berkeley 11.30.15University Research

Coming to a Monitor Near You: A Defect-Free, Molecule-Thick FilmExternal link

An emerging class of atomically thin materials known as monolayer semiconductors has generated a great deal of buzz in the world of materials science. Read More »

11.30.15From the Labs

Pollution Changes Clouds' Ice Crystal GenesisExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that when miniscule particles of airborne dust, thought to be a perfect landing site for water vapor, are modified by pollution, they change cloud properties via ice crystal number concentration and ice water content. Read More »

Northwestern University 11.30.15University Research

Doping Powers New Thermoelectric MaterialExternal link

Researchers at Northwestern University have found that adding sodium produces material that is more efficient at converting heat to electricity. Read More »

11.27.15From the Labs

Can Paris Pledges Avert Severe Climate Change?External link

More than 190 countries are meeting in Paris next week to create a durable framework for addressing climate change and to implement a process to reduce greenhouse gases over time. Read More »


Postdoc Alesha Harris: Tackling Chemistry from Nanoparticles to NeutrinosExternal link

Although Alesha Harris’ graduate work was in nanoparticles—materials just a billionth of a meter in size—she joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory as an postdoc to work on something she had never heard of before: invisible subatomic particles called neutrinos. Read More »


Identifying New Sources of Turbulence in Spherical TokamaksExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have for the first time modeled previously unsuspected sources of turbulence in spherical tokamaks, an alternative design for producing fusion energy. Read More »

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