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spintronics

Reflecting Antiferromagnetic Arrangements

A team led by Rutgers University and including scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has demonstrated an x-ray imaging...
Borophenevideo

Borophene Advances as 2-D Materials Platform

Borophene—two-dimensional (2-D) atom-thin-sheets of boron, a chemical element traditionally found in fiberglass insulation—is anything but boring. Though boron is a nonmetallic semiconductor in its...
quantum computing

Researchers Demonstrate New Building Block in Quantum Computing

Researchers with the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a new level of control over photons encoded with quantum information. Their...
Climate Simulationsvideo

Climate Simulations Project Wetter, Windier Hurricanes

New supercomputer simulations by climate scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown that climate change intensified the...
polymer nanostructures

Detecting Light in a Different Dimension

Scientists from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory—have dramatically improved the response...
Metal-Insulator Transitions

Unlocking the Secrets of Metal-Insulator Transitions

By using an x-ray technique available at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), scientists found that the metal-insulator transition in the correlated material...
Thermoelectric devices

Cold Neutrons Used in Hot Pursuit of Better Thermoelectrics

Thermoelectric devices are highly versatile, with the ability to convert heat into electricity, and electricity into heat. They are small, lightweight, and extremely durable...
membranes

Sunlight Turns Membrane into a Self-Cleaning, Pollutant-Eating Powerhouse

Critical tasks such as treating wastewater and processing petrochemicals rely on porous membranes that filter unwanted materials out of water. Over time, these membranes...
algorithm

New Algorithms to Predict Power Grid Impacts from Hackers, Earthquakes and...

What would it take for an entire American city to lose power? What circumstances and failures in the electrical grid’s infrastructure would lead to...
Carbon fiber

Self-Sensing Materials Are Here

Carbon fiber composites—lightweight and strong—are great structural materials for automobiles, aircraft and other transportation vehicles. They consist of a polymer matrix, such as epoxy,...
Photosynthesis

Scientists Capture Photosynthesis in Unprecedented Detail

Grab some popcorn: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) scientists have succeeded in capturing a more detailed picture than ever of the steps in...
carbon storage

The Future of Carbon Storage in Forests

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers and collaborators are looking to the future when it comes to carbon uptake in the forest ecosystem. Soil plays a...
Artificial Intelligence supercomputer

Leading-Edge AI Computing System Now at Home with Brookhaven Lab’s Computational...

The Computational Science Initiative (CSI) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory now hosts one of the newest computing systems aimed at...
superconductor

Under Pressure, Opposites Attract

In the physical world, one of the most incontrovertible truths is that magnetism and superconductivity are usually incompatible. Like two battalions of soldiers fighting...
Gamma-Ray Detector

A Next Step for GRETA: A Better Gamma-Ray Detector

A new high-resolution gamma-ray detector system – designed to reveal new details about the structure and inner workings of atomic nuclei, and to elevate our...
graphene-based detectors

Detecting Light in a Different Dimension

Scientists from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory—have dramatically improved the response...
supercomputers

Sierra Reaches Higher Altitudes, Takes No. 2 Spot on List of...

Sierra, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) newest supercomputer, rose to second place on the list of the world’s fastest computing systems, TOP500 List representatives announced Monday...
climate change

Improving Climate Models to Account for Plant Behavior Yields ‘Goodish’ News

Climate scientists have not been properly accounting for what plants do at night, and that, it turns out, is a mistake. A new study...
robots and remote

Robots and Remote Systems to the Rescue

Until this past summer, the closest Syed Saahir Ahmed, a senior at Penn State University, got to working with robots was through a student...
Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis Like a Moss

Moss evolved after algae but before vascular land plants, such as ferns and trees, making them an interesting target for scientists studying photosynthesis, the...