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Solar-Powered Electrons

New Material Increases the Lifetime of Solar-Powered Electrons

Atom-by-atom control leads to an interface that sustains an internal electric field, an innovative property with promise in the energy conversion and storage
atom-smasher

The world’s newest atom-smasher achieves its ‘first turns’

One of the world's top particle accelerators has reached a milestone, achieving its "first turns" — circulating beams of particles for the first time...
biofuel

Biofuel tech straight from the farm

Nature's figured it out already, how to best break down food into fuel. Now scientists have caught up, showing that fungi found in the...
stream

PNNL developed new way to understand stream temperature in an integrated...

Results: As a bellwether for water quality, stream temperature is regulated to protect aquatic ecosystems. Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed a new modeling...
materials

Research collaboration for lightweight materials no longer a heavy lift

There is now a one-stop shop for industrial researchers who want to use the unique capabilities and talents found at select Department of Energy...
electrons

Creating an Electrical Conduit Using Two Insulators

Specially designed junction between two electrically insulating oxides yields a densely packed sheet of electrons
solar

Creating a Super Lattice: Zipping Electrons, Jumping Holes, and the Quest...

Better control of a chromium sidekick makes earth-abundant iron work better in solar panels

UC Berkeley to spearhead $12.3M project to study crop drought tolerance

UC Berkeley is leading a $12.3 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to examine the role of epigenetics in allowing plants to...

Catalysts on the Cusp of Coming Apart

  After years of research, Ted Betley's work is on the verge of falling apart – in a good way. Thanks to a 2012 U.S....

Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change Division Research Highlights

  Results: The complex models scientists rely on to determine weather and potential climate changes have a hidden flaw. They cannot agree on the behavior of...

Optimizing biofuel production in yeast

The Science With increasing emphasis on sustainable energy sources, lipid-derived biofuels have been proposed as a promising substitute for fossil fuels. In particular, the yeast...

Scientists Hijack Light-Loving Bacteria to Make High-Value Products

Scientists have directed a common bacterium to produce more of a valuable fatty acid, lauric acid, than it typically does. The achievement is noteworthy...

Aluminum Clusters Shut Down Molecular Fuel Factory

Despite decades of industrial use, the exact chemical transformations occurring within zeolites, a common material used in the conversion of oil to gasoline, remain...

Aluminum clusters shut down molecular fuel factory

Despite decades of industrial use, the exact chemical transformations occurring within zeolites, a common material used in the conversion of oil to gasoline, remain...

Permafrost’s turn of the microbes

  As the Arctic warms, tons of carbon locked away in Arctic tundra will be transformed into the powerful greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane,...