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FY 2019 Phase II Release 2 FOA 12.14.18Announcement

Department of Energy to Provide $104 Million to Support Small Businesses

The DOE Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs announced the FY 2019 Phase II Release 1 FOA with approximately $104 million in available funding for previous small business awardees. Read More »

In this illustration, an X-ray laser pulse from SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source knocks so many electrons out of a molecule’s iodine atom that the iodine pulls in electrons from the rest of the molecule.12.06.18Article

Science Up-Close: Blasting Molecules with Extreme X-Rays

To better understand how damage from high-energy X-rays affects imaging, researchers shot the most powerful X-ray laser in the world at a series of atoms and molecules. Read More »

Ryan Hadt, along with other Argonne chemists Dugan Hayes and Lin Chen, worked with Daniel Nocera from Harvard University to understand one step of the water-splitting reaction in a promising catalyst.11.28.18Article

Capturing a Snapshot of a Complex Catalyst

When looking to understand how a promising catalyst splits water, scientists got more than they expected. Read More »

Basic Energy Sciences Roundtable 11.27.18Announcement

Department of Energy to Provide $24 Million for Computer-Based Materials DesignExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced plans to provide $24 million in new and renewal research awards to advance the development of sophisticated software for computer-based design of novel materials. Read MoreExternal linkage

An image of lab beakers.11.14.18Announcement

Department of Energy to Provide $20 Million in EPSCoR Grants for Energy-Related Research

Grants to Be Awarded on a Competitive Basis in States and Territories with Historically Lower Levels of Federal Research Funding Read More »

Using SLAC’s X-ray laser, researchers have captured the most complete high-res atomic movie to date of Photosystem II, a key protein complex in plants, algae and cyanobacteria responsible for splitting water and producing the oxygen we breathe. 11.09.18User Facility

Researchers Create Most Complete High-res Atomic Movie of Photosynthesis to DateExternal link

In a major step forward, SLAC’s X-ray laser captures all four stable states of the process that produces the oxygen we breathe, as well as fleeting steps in between. The work opens doors to understanding the past and creating a greener future. Read MoreExternal linkage

Argonne scientists have identified another material that can produce both magnetism and superconductivity: ytterbium. 11.08.18User Facility

Under Pressure, Opposites AttractExternal link

Argonne researchers have uncovered a new material that can produce both magnetism and superconductivity. Read MoreExternal linkage

Mark Palmer, director of the Accelerator Test Facility, with equipment at the facility.11.07.18Article

Meet the Director: Mark Palmer, Accelerator Test Facility

As the director of the Accelerator Test Facility, Mark Palmer helps researchers make particle accelerators smaller, more powerful, and more cost-efficient. Read More »

A new study reveals how coordinated motions of copper (red) and oxygen (grey) atoms in a high-temperature superconductor boost the superconducting strength of pairs of electrons (white glow), allowing the material to conduct electricity without any loss at much higher temperatures. 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 MoreExternal linkage

A trio of scientists was recognized for their early career successes in uncovering how microbes produce fuel, insights that could change our energy portfolio. 10.29.18Article

Rising Stars Seek to Learn from the Master: Mother Nature

Trio recognized for uncovering biochemical secrets behind nature’s efficient production of fuels. Read More »

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