Science Headlines

03.24.17User Facility

Coming Together, Falling Apart and Starting Over, Battery StyleExternal link

A new device, designed at PNNL using EMSL, shows what happens when electrode, electrolyte and active materials meet in energy storage technologies. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.24.17User Facility

Chemists ID Catalytic 'Key' for Converting CO2 to MethanolExternal link

Chemists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and their collaborators just released results from experiments and computational modeling studies that definitively identify the “active site” of a catalyst commonly used for making methanol from CO2. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.23.17User Facility

Ultrafast Measurements Explain Quantum Dot Voltage DropExternal link

Solar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials based on semiconductor quantum dots, thanks to new insights based on ultrafast measurements capturing real-time photoconversion processes. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.21.17User Facility

Maureen Searles: From Navy Ships to Research ReactorsExternal link

First trained as a nuclear electronics technician and reactor operator in the U.S. Navy, Maureen Searles has worked on Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor operations team since February 2015. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.21.17User Facility

Producing Radioisotopes for Medical Imaging and Disease TreatmentExternal link

Brookhaven's high-energy proton accelerator and a group led by Cathy Cutler team up to meet the nation's demand for medical isotopes. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.20.17User Facility

National Synchrotron Light Source II User Profiles: Crysten BlabyExternal link

Crysten Blaby, a member of the scientific staff in the biology department of the DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, is studying metal trafficking and compartmentalization to enhance crops for bioenergy by understanding how metal ions are used as catalytic cofactors for a multitude of processes. Read MoreExternal linkage

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