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Studying Argon Gas Trapped in Two-Dimensional Array of Tiny "Cages"


For the first time, scientists have trapped a noble gas in a two-dimensional porous structure at room temperature. This achievement will enable detailed studies of individual gas atoms in confinement—research that could inform the design of new...
17-Jul-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Electron Orbitals May Hold Key to Unifying Concept of High-Temperature Superconductivity


A team of scientists has found evidence for a new type of electron pairing that may broaden the search for new high-temperature superconductors. The findings provide the basis for a unifying description of how radically different copper- and...
3-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Brookhaven Lab Hosts "Brookathon," a Five-Day GPU Hackathon

Teams of researchers, students, and software developers recently came together for a hands-on programming workshop to accelerate their scientific applications on computing devices called graphics processing units (GPUs).
5-Jul-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Brookhaven Lab's Scientific Data and Computing Center Reaches 100 Petabytes of Recorded Data


The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and ATLAS Computing Facility (RACF) Mass Storage Service—part of the Scientific Data and Computing Center (SDCC) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory—now records 100...
29-Jun-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Efficient, Low-Temperature Catalyst for Converting Water and CO to Hydrogen Gas and CO2


Scientists have developed a new low-temperature catalyst for producing high-purity hydrogen gas while simultaneously using up carbon monoxide (CO). The discovery could improve the performance of fuel cells that run on hydrogen fuel but can be...
19-Jun-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

With ARM Instruments Watching, an Extensive Summer Melt in West Antarctica


One day in December of 2015, bound for a remote ice camp in the interior of Antarctica, Scripps Institution of Oceanography doctoral student Ryan Scott boarded a ski-equipped LC-130 turboprop transport plane at McMurdo Station at the south tip of...
16-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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, including the high-frequency molecular vibrations that transmit waves of heat,...
8-Jun-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Design Molecular System for Artificial Photosynthesis


A molecular system for artificial photosynthesis is designed to mimic key functions of the photosynthetic center in green plants—light absorption, charge separation, and catalysis—to convert solar energy into chemical energy stored by hydrogen...
2-Jun-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Brookhaven Lab Construction Technology Poised for Commercialization


Long Island start-up company SulfCrete, Inc. has been exploring commercialization of sulfur polymer, a unique and affordable construction material developed at Brookhaven National Lab that has a very small carbon footprint compared to the existing...
24-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

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