Science Headlines

03.20.17User Facility

Working Towards Super-Efficient, Ultra-Thin Silicon Solar CellsExternal link

In a new study that used the supercomputers at Berkeley Lab’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, a Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility, researchers evaluated a novel approach for creating more energy-efficient ultra-thin crystalline silicon solar cells. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.17.17From the Labs

Study IDs Link Between Sugar Signaling and Regulation of Oil Production in PlantsExternal link

By exploring the details of this delicate energy balance, a group of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory has identified a previously unknown link between a protein that maintains plant sugar balance and one that turns on oil production. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.16.17From the Labs

The Power of One: Single Crystals Provide ClarityExternal link

To best understand a new material’s properties, researchers want to remove as many variables as possible. Ames Laboratory scientists employ a number of techniques to grow a pristine sample – a single crystal – for examination and experimentation. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.15.17User Facility

Two-Dimensional MXene Materials Get Their Close-UpExternal link

ORNL scientists using state-of-the-art scanning transmission electron microscopy are providing the first direct evidence of the atomic-defect configurations in
a titanium-carbide two-dimensional ceramics or MXene, synthesized at Drexel University – a process that is very important for future nano electronic devices and catalytic applications. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.15.17User Facility

The Life of an AcceleratorExternal link

The world’s longest linear accelerator, the linac located at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has undergone numerous changes in its 50 years of operation. Crews are in the process of replacing one-third of the original copper linac with cavities made of niobium. Read MoreExternal linkage


Nidia Gallego: Carbon Scientist is as Versatile as the Element She StudiesExternal link

Working at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Gallego develops carbon materials for energy technologies and space exploration. She investigates the physical and chemical properties of carbon in diverse forms—including fiber, composites and foam. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.13.17User Facility

New 2-D Detector Promises Expanded Neutron Scattering Capabilities for WAND UsersExternal link

The WAND instrument, beam line HB-2C, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor, recently received a new detector for improved characterizations of materials in extreme environments at the microscopic level—courtesy of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.13.17User Facility

Investigating the Benefits of CooperationExternal link

Stony Brook graduate student Tiffany Victor employs an infrared microscope at the NSLS-II at Brookhaven National Laboratory to explore how fungal associations help plants thrive. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.13.17User Facility

Layered 2D Material Improves Efficiency for Solar Cells and LEDsExternal link

In the eternal search for next generation high-efficiency solar cells and LEDs, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and their partners are creating innovative 2D layered hybrid perovskites that allow greater freedom in designing and fabricating efficient optoelectronic devices. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.10.17From the Labs

Discovery in New Material Raises Questions About Theoretical Models of SuperconductivityExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has successfully created the first pure, single-crystal sample of a new iron arsenide superconductor, CaKFe4As4, and studies of this material have called into question some long-standing theoretical models of superconductivity. Read MoreExternal linkage

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