Science Headlines

01.26.18Profile

Brian Post: Engineering the Future of ManufacturingExternal link

Brian Post came to the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory looking for a way to combine his interests in controls engineering and robotics, and he found it at the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF), where he and his colleagues are revolutionizing 3D-printing with every improvement they make. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.25.18User Facility

Scientists Discover Material Ideal for Smart Photovoltaic WindowsExternal link

Researchers at Berkeley Lab, a Department of Energy (DOE) national lab, discovered that a form of perovskite, one of the hottest materials in solar research currently due to its high conversion efficiency, works surprisingly well as a stable and photoactive semiconductor material that can be reversibly switched between a transparent state and a non-transparent state, without degrading its electronic properties. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.25.18User Facility

New Discovery Could Improve Organic Solar Cell PerformanceExternal link

Scientists who are members of the Center for Computational Study of Excited-State Phenomena in Energy Materials (C2SEPEM) a new energy materials-related science center based at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) unravel the mystery of a multiplier mechanism in an organic crystal. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.24.18User Facility

Researchers Reveal How Microbes Cope in Phosphorus-Deficient Tropical SoilExternal link

A team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has uncovered how certain soil microbes cope in a phosphorus-poor environment to survive in a tropical ecosystem. Their novel approach could be applied in other ecosystems to study various nutrient limitations and inform agriculture and terrestrial biosphere modeling. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.24.18User Facility

All in the Family: Focused Genomic ComparisonsExternal link

A team led by researchers at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, and the DOE’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), report the first results of a long-term plan to sequence, annotate and analyze the genomes of 300 Aspergillus fungi. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.23.18User Facility

Electrons in the WaterExternal link

Argonne researchers and their collaborators sought to understand what happens when an electron is injected into water. They found that the electron binds with the water; however, its binding energy is much smaller than previously thought. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.23.18User Facility

Superconducting X-Ray Laser Takes Shape in Silicon ValleyExternal link

The first cryomodule has arrived at SLAC. Linked together and chilled to nearly absolute zero, 37 of these segments will accelerate electrons to almost the speed of light and power an upgrade to the nation’s only X-ray free-electron laser facility. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.23.18User Facility

Coupling Experiments to Theory to Build a Better BatteryExternal link

A team of researchers led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have reported that a new lithium-sulfur battery component allows a doubling in capacity compared to a conventional lithium-sulfur battery, even after more than 100 charge cycles at high current densities, which are key performance metrics for their adoption in electric vehicles (EVs) and in aviation. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.22.18From the Labs

DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar Visits Berkeley LabExternal link

Paul Dabbar’s visit on Jan. 18 focused on the Lab’s user facilities and industry engagement programs. He toured the Integrative Genomics Building construction site, JBEI, NERSC, the Molecular Foundry, and the Advanced Light Source, and heard presentations on the proposed science to be conducted at the Lab’s Biocampus site, and high-performance computing. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.22.18User Facility

On the ReboundExternal link

New research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and Stanford University has found that palladium nanoparticles can repair atomic dislocations in their crystal structure. Read MoreExternal linkage

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