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Superconductors

Breaking Electron Waves Provide New Clues to High-Temperature Superconductivity

Superconductors carry electricity with perfect efficiency, unlike the inevitable waste inherent in traditional conductors like copper. But that perfection comes at the price of...
microporous

Nanoscientists Develop New Material with Controllable Pores

What do your skin, the clothes you wear, and the soil you stand on have in common? They are all porous substances. Like a...
catalyst

Scientists Use Machine Learning to Translate ‘Hidden’ Information that Reveals Chemistry...

Chemistry is a complex dance of atoms. Subtle shifts in position and shuffles of electrons break and remake chemical bonds as participants change partners....
data acquisition

Software Developed at Brookhaven Lab Could Advance Synchrotron Science Worldwide

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed new software to streamline data acquisition (DAQ) at the National Synchrotron...
beam-intercepting devicesvideo

New Devices to Control X-rays are Less Expensive, Faster to Make

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a less expensive and more efficient way of controlling x-ray beams...
Nanocrystals

Scientists Find New Method to Control Electronic Properties of Nanocrystals

Researchers from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Stony Brook University, and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered new effects...
Cathode

Scientists Design Promising New Cathode for Sodium-based Batteries

Scientists have designed a new type of cathode that could make the mass production of sodium batteries more feasible. Batteries based on plentiful and...
catalyst

New Efficient, Low-Temperature Catalyst for Converting Water and CO to Hydrogen...

Scientists have developed a new low-temperature catalyst for producing high-purity hydrogen gas while simultaneously using up carbon monoxide (CO). The discovery—described in a paper...
molecular vibrations

X-ray Study Reveals Way to Control Molecular Vibrations that Transmit Heat

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new way to track dynamic molecular features in soft materials,...
Sodium–Metal Sulfide

Imaging the Inner Workings of a Sodium–Metal Sulfide Battery for First...

Sometimes understanding how a problem arises in the first place is key to finding its solution. For a team of scientists at the U.S....
Synchrotrons

Improving Catalysis Science with Synchrotrons

The Science Catalysts, the materials that drive the reactions at the heart of refineries, manufacturing plants, and many other industrial processes, are critical to the...
Copper-Oxide Superconductor

Scientists Find Static “Stripes” of Electrical Charge in Copper-Oxide Superconductor

Cuprates, or compounds made of copper and oxygen, can conduct electricity without resistance by being "doped" with other chemical elements and cooled to temperatures...
X-ray Imaging

Slicing Through Materials with a New X-ray Imaging Technique

Images reveal battery materials' chemical reactions in five dimensions – 3D space plus time and energy
Electric Vehicle

Brookhaven Chemists Contribute to Effort to Make Next-generation Electric Vehicle Batteries

Imagine, on the streets of the United States, electric vehicles as affordable and convenient as gasoline-powered vehicles. Now imagine that scene taking place in...
Cell-Signaling Protein

Scientists Determine Structure of Enzyme Linked with Key Cell-Signaling Protein

Scientists have captured atomic level snapshots showing how one key enzyme modifies a protein involved in turning genes on or off inside cells. Understanding...
Altered Lignin

Study Shows Trees with Altered Lignin are Better for Biofuels

Lignin is a natural component of plant cell walls, the scaffolding that surrounds each cell and plays a pivotal role in plants' ability to...
particle acceleration

Supercooled Cavities for Particle Acceleration

Very low temperatures support research at Brookhaven National Laboratory's National Synchrotron Light Source II
Beamline

Brookhaven Lab Facilities Team Up to Offer Beamline for Cutting-Edge Science

The Coherent Soft X-ray Scattering and Spectroscopy (CSX-2) beamline at the National Synchrotron Light Source II, which hosted its first users in February, was...