Science Headlines

11.23.16User Facility

Scientists Trace ‘Poisoning’ in Chemical Reactions to the Atomic ScaleExternal link

Researchers have revealed new atomic-scale details about pesky deposits that can stop or slow chemical reactions vital to fuel production and other processes. This disruption to reactions is known as deactivation or poisoning. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.23.16From the Labs

PPPL and Princeton Researchers Propose an Explanation for the Mysterious Onset of a Universal ProcessExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Princeton University have proposed a groundbreaking solution to a mystery that has puzzled physicists for decades. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.23.16From the Labs

Ames Laboratory Scientists Create New Compound, First Intermetallic Double Salt With PlatinumExternal link

Materials researchers Anja-Verena Mudring and Volodymyr Smetana were the first to create and accurately characterize the compound. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.22.16User Facility

NSLS-II User Profiles: Sana Rani & Alicia BroderickExternal link

Sana Rani and Alicia Broderick are Ph.D. students in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at the University of Delaware. During an experiment conducted at NSLS-II's Coherent Soft X-Ray 2 (CSX-2) beamline earlier this year, they studied the compound zinc oxide. NSLS-II is a User Facility at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.22.16From the Labs

New Tabletop Technique Probes Outermost Electrons of Atoms Deep Inside SolidsExternal link

Scientists at the Stanford PULSE Institute have invented a new way to probe the valence electrons of atoms deep inside a crystalline solid, using laser light to excite, steer, and bounce the valence electrons off other atoms, giving clues to the material’s atomic structure and function. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.21.16From the Labs

A New Understanding of Metastability Clears Path for Next-Generation MaterialsExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have published a new study that, for the first time, explicitly quantifies the thermodynamic scale of metastability for almost 30,000 known materials. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.18.16User Facility

Engineering a More Efficient System for Harnessing Carbon DioxideExternal link

A team from the Max-Planck-Institute (MPI) for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, Germany, by tapping the DNA synthesis expertise of the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) has reverse engineered a biosynthetic pathway for more effective carbon fixation. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.18.16User Facility

3-D Imaging Technique Maps Migration of DNA-carrying Material at the Center of CellsExternal link

Using X-ray imaging tools at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) scientists have mapped the reorganization of genetic material that takes place when a stem cell matures into a nerve cell. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.18.16User Facility

Brookhaven Lab Advances its Computational Science and Data Analysis CapabilitiesExternal link

Using leading-edge computer systems and participating in computing standardization groups, Brookhaven will enhance its ability to support data-driven scientific discoveries. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.17.16User Facility

Supercomputer Simulations Help Develop New Approach to Fight Antibiotic ResistanceExternal link

Oak Ridge National Laboratory leveraged powerful supercomputing to support research led by University of Oklahoma scientists to identify chemicals that seek out and disrupt bacterial proteins called efflux pumps, known to be a major cause of antibiotic resistance. Read MoreExternal linkage