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09.27.16From the Labs

Construction of World’s Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Moves ForwardExternal link

LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ), a next-generation dark matter detector that will be at least 100 times more sensitive than its predecessor, has cleared another approval milestone and is on schedule to begin its deep-underground hunt for theoretical particles known as WIMPs, or weakly interacting massive particles, in 2020. Read More »

University of Tennessee Knoxville 09.27.16University Research

UT-ORNL Team Hopes to Ease Path from Vegetation to BiofuelExternal link

Researchers led by Jeremy Smith at the UT-ORNL Center for Molecular Biophysics are using a hundred-million processor hours on ORNL’s supercomputer Titan to pick apart lignin and increase biofuel production efficiency. Read More »

University of Wisconsin-Madison 09.27.16University Research

Yeast Knockouts Peel Back Secrets of Cell Protein FunctionExternal link

Scientists at the University of Madison-Wisconsin have completed a large-scale analysis on various proteins’ functions in mitochondria, using cutting-edge technology to analyze all the proteins in a yeast sample in one hour. Read More »

Connecticut University 09.27.16University Research

UConn Scientists Find Material’s Defects Improve Solar Cell PerformanceExternal link

A breakthrough materials mapping technique developed by UConn scientists has led to the discovery of highly-conductive properties in cadmium telluride, a promising material that could someday surpass the performance of silicon in solar cells. Read More »

Arkansas University 09.27.16University Research

Energy Award Supports Research on New Method of Making AmmoniaExternal link

University of Arkansas engineering professor Lauren Greenlee and her colleagues at Case Western Reserve and Pennsylvania State universities have received a $599,373 award from the U.S. Department of Energy to study an alternative method for making ammonia. Read More »

09.26.16User Facility

Scientists Find Twisting 3-D Raceway for Electrons in Nanoscale Crystal SlicesExternal link

The international team of scientists from Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley, and Germany observed, for the first time, a unique behavior in which electrons rotate around one surface, then through the bulk of the material to its opposite surface and back. Read More »

09.26.16From the Labs

GreenWood Resources Licenses ORNL Invention to Boost Biofuel YieldExternal link

GreenWood, a global timberland investment and asset management company based in Oregon, plans to commercialize the technology to select and breed better varieties of poplar with less lignin content, which simplifies the conversion process and ultimately lowers the overall costs of biofuel production. Read More »

09.26.16User Facility

Berkeley Lab Collaboration Enhances Optical Chip Design ProcessExternal link

A unique collaboration between a U.S. telecommunications equipment provider and a Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science national laboratory has helped dramatically improve design cycle times for future high-speed optical networking components. Read More »

University California Irvine 09.26.16University Research

UCI-led Study Finds Soil Will Absorb Less Atmospheric Carbon Than Expected This CenturyExternal link

By adding highly accurate radiocarbon dating of soil to standard Earth system models, environmental scientists from the University of California, Irvine and other institutions have learned a dirty little secret: The ground will absorb far less atmospheric carbon dioxide this century than previously thought. Read More »

University California Riverside 09.26.16University Research

Making Catalysts SmarterExternal link

UC Riverside-led team demonstrates optimization and visualization of a catalyst used to convert carbon dioxide waste to methane gas and chemical intermediates. Read More »

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