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Released: 6-Aug-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Brookhaven Lab Partners in New $40 M Research Center to Convert Sunlight to Liquid Fuels
Brookhaven National Laboratory

UPTON, NY--The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $40M in funding over five years for a new research center aimed at developing hybrid photoelectrodes for converting sunlight into liquid fuels. Chemists from DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory will be key partners in this effort, dubbed the Center for Hybrid Approaches in Solar Energy to Liquid Fuels (CHASE), which will be led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and includes additional collaborators at Emory University, North Carolina State University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale.

Newswise: Summer Sundays Go Virtual
Released: 5-Aug-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Summer Sundays Go Virtual
Brookhaven National Laboratory

rookhaven Lab is moving its Summer Sunday program to an online format for 2020. Over three Sundays this summer, the Lab will host a series of live, virtual events for everyone to interact with the Lab in a new way. Each event will feature a guided tour of a Brookhaven Lab facility followed by a live Q&A with a panel comprised of the facility’s scientists.

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Released: 29-Jul-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Ready to Join the Fight Against COVID-19
Brookhaven National Laboratory

UPTON, NY—On July 29, 2020 the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory opened a new cryo-electron microscopy center, the Laboratory for BioMolecular Structure (LBMS), with an initial focus on COVID-19-related research. This state-of-the-art research center for life sciences imaging offers researchers access to advanced cryo-electron microscopes (cryo-EM)—funded by NY State—for studying complex proteins, as well as the architecture of cells and tissues.

Newswise: Predicting X-ray Absorption Spectra from Graphs
Released: 16-Jul-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Predicting X-ray Absorption Spectra from Graphs
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Scientists built a machine learning model that can rapidly predict how atoms absorb x-rays for materials science research.

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Released: 15-Jul-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Charm Quarks Offer Clues to Confinement
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Nuclear physicists are trying to understand how particles called quarks and gluons combine to form hadrons, composite particles made of two or three quarks. New research suggests quarks in the hot soup created in particle collisions at RHIC recombine directly.

Newswise: Brookhaven and Forge Nano to Mature Noble Gas-Trapping Technology
Released: 9-Jul-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Brookhaven and Forge Nano to Mature Noble Gas-Trapping Technology
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Through DOE’s Technology Commercialization Fund, the national lab-startup team will develop “nanocages” for nuclear applications.

Newswise: Drones Help Calibrate Radio Telescope at Brookhaven Lab
Released: 25-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Drones Help Calibrate Radio Telescope at Brookhaven Lab
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Cosmologists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory are experimenting with a prototype radio telescope, called the Baryon Mapping Experiment (BMX). Built at the Lab in 2017, the prototype serves as a testbed for managing radio interference and developing calibration techniques. Lessons learned from the prototype could pave the way for Brookhaven to develop a much larger radio telescope in collaboration with other national Labs, universities, and international partners.

Newswise: At the Interface of Organic Chemistry and Nanotechnology with Adam Braunschweig
Released: 24-Jun-2020 11:15 AM EDT
At the Interface of Organic Chemistry and Nanotechnology with Adam Braunschweig
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Adam Braunschweig—a CUNY ASRC associate professor—is a user at Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) studying how molecules in organic semiconductor thin films pack together.

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Released: 19-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
New Effort to Link Plant Genes to Functions in Bioenergy Crops
Brookhaven National Laboratory

A new Quantitative Plant Science Initiative led by Brookhaven Lab aims to decode the functions of genes and their impacts on productivity to guide efforts to develop sustainable bioenergy crops.

Released: 12-Jun-2020 9:05 AM EDT
Celebrating 20 Years of Smashing Success at RHIC
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Let’s wind back the clock and take a look at the lead-up to RHIC’s first collisions with these excerpts from the Brookhaven Bulletin. As you’ll see, getting a complicated particle collider up and running takes a lot of teamwork and coordinated effort. And it isn’t always a straight-line path!

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Released: 8-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Brookhaven Lab Names Project Director for Electron-Ion Collider
Brookhaven National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory has named Jim Yeck as Project Director for the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC), a one-of-a-kind nuclear physics research facility to be built at the Laboratory over the next decade in partnership with scientists from DOE’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab).

Newswise: Peering into Functioning Batteries with Sooyeon Hwang
Released: 1-Jun-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Peering into Functioning Batteries with Sooyeon Hwang
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Using electron microscopes, Hwang—a materials scientist at Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—characterizes the structure and chemistry of operating battery electrode materials.

Newswise: Experimenting with Laser Wakefield Acceleration
Released: 27-May-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Experimenting with Laser Wakefield Acceleration
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Brookhaven Lab intern Prabhjot Kaur is working on an experiment to accelerate particles to greater energies in smaller spaces.

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Released: 22-May-2020 11:30 AM EDT
EIC R&D Yields Energy-saving Accelerator Innovations
Brookhaven National Laboratory

An approach scientists explored for accelerating particles in an Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) could form the foundation of an energy-saving design for a future high-energy electron-positron collider.

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Released: 20-May-2020 11:50 AM EDT
A Fresh Pair of Eyes On an Old Nuclear Physics Problem
Brookhaven National Laboratory

As an intern for the National Nuclear Data Center, Pedro Rodríguez is working to resolve a 70-year-old problem in nuclear physics. He and his mentor are figuring out a way to simplify one of the steps for ensuring nuclear reactors can be modeled correctly.

Newswise: Electrons Break Rotational Symmetry in Exotic Low-Temp Superconductor
Released: 19-May-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Electrons Break Rotational Symmetry in Exotic Low-Temp Superconductor
Brookhaven National Laboratory

This odd behavior may promote the material's ability upon cooling to perfectly conduct electricity in a way unexplained by standard theories.

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Released: 15-May-2020 9:35 AM EDT
Meet the Intern Using Quantum Computing to Study the Early Universe
Brookhaven National Laboratory

During an internship at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Juliette Stecenko is using modern supercomputers and quantum computing platforms to perform astronomy simulations that may help us better understand where we came from.

Newswise: Organic Spacers Improve LED Performance
Released: 14-May-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Organic Spacers Improve LED Performance
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Sandwiching a 2-D light-emitting layer between ring-shaped carbon compounds significantly improved device efficiency and brightness.

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Released: 5-May-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Four Years of Calculations Lead to New Insights into Muon Anomaly
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Two decades ago, an experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory pinpointed a mysterious mismatch between established particle physics theory and actual lab measurements. A multi-institutional research team (including Brookhaven, Columbia University, and the universities of Connecticut, Nagoya and Regensburg, RIKEN) have used Argonne National Laboratory’s Mira supercomputer to help narrow down the possible explanations for the discrepancy, delivering a newly precise theoretical calculation that refines one piece of this very complex puzzle.

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Released: 4-May-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Brookhaven Biochemist Receives Prestigious Award for Plant Lipid Research
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Jantana Keereetaweep, a biochemistry research associate in the biology department at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been awarded the Paul K. Stumpf Award for her research on plant lipids (fats and oils). The award, given every two years, recognizes the contributions of a promising early-career scientist in honor of Stumpf, who was a world leader and pioneer in the study of plant lipid biochemistry.

Newswise: Water is Key in Catalytic Conversion of Methane to Methanol
28-Apr-2020 10:20 AM EDT
Water is Key in Catalytic Conversion of Methane to Methanol
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Scientists reveal new details that explain how a highly selective catalyst converts methane, the main component of natural gas, to methanol, an easy-to-transport liquid fuel and feedstock for making plastics, paints, and other commodity products. The findings could aid the design of even more efficient/selective catalysts to make methane conversion an economically viable and environmentally attractive alternative to venting or flaring "waste" gas.

Newswise: Stabilizing High-Efficiency Solar Cells
Released: 29-Apr-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Stabilizing High-Efficiency Solar Cells
Brookhaven National Laboratory

A new processing method helps the devices maintain their initial efficiency over time under continuous exposure to light or heat.

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Released: 27-Apr-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Fighting COVID with Computing
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Fermilab, Brookhaven, and Open Science Grid dedicate computational power to COVID-19 research.

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Released: 17-Apr-2020 9:25 AM EDT
Meet Christine Ali: Military War Veteran and Chemical Engineer
Brookhaven National Laboratory

From setting up fuel stations for the U.S. Army in Iraq to monitoring complex gas-delivery systems at Brookhaven National Laboratory's National Synchrotron Light Source II, Christine Ali brings a wealth of experience and passion to science. Here's her story.

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Released: 15-Apr-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Two is Better Than One
Brookhaven National Laboratory

UPTON, NY – A collaboration of scientists from the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), Yale University, and Arizona State University has designed and tested a new two-dimensional (2-D) catalyst that can be used to improve water purification using hydrogen peroxide.

Newswise: Cell Membrane Proteins Imaged in 3-D
Released: 13-Apr-2020 5:00 AM EDT
Cell Membrane Proteins Imaged in 3-D
Brookhaven National Laboratory

A team of scientists including researchers at the National Synchrotron Light Source II have demonstrated a new technique for imaging proteins in 3-D with nanoscale resolution. Their work, published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, enables researchers to identify the precise location of proteins within individual cells, reaching the resolution of the cell membrane and the smallest subcellular organelles.

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Released: 7-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Researchers Working on Computational Models to Design Ways to Treat COVID-19
Brookhaven National Laboratory

A team of Stony Brook University (SBU) researchers is working on computer models that could help speed the discovery of drugs to combat the novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19. They are doing this work in collaboration with scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory, and will be leveraging those laboratories’ computational resources and expertise.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Brookhaven Lab Mobilizes Resources in Fight Against COVID-19
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Scientists and staff at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory are marshalling their expertise, unique facilities, and other key resources in the battle against COVID-19.

Newswise: Scientists See Energy Gap Modulations in a Cuprate Superconductor
30-Mar-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Scientists See Energy Gap Modulations in a Cuprate Superconductor
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Scientists studying high-Tc superconductors at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have definitive evidence for the existence of a state of matter known as a pair density wave--first predicted by theorists some 50 years ago. Their results show that this phase coexists with superconductivity in a well-known bismuth-based copper-oxide superconductor.

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Released: 26-Mar-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Quantum Effect Triggers Unusual Material Expansion
Brookhaven National Laboratory

New research conducted in part at Brookhaven Laboratory may bring a whole new class of chemical elements into a materials science balancing act for designing alloys for aviation and other applications.

Newswise: Upgrading Biomass with Selective Surface-Modified Catalysts
Released: 26-Mar-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Upgrading Biomass with Selective Surface-Modified Catalysts
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Loading single platinum atoms on titanium dioxide promotes the conversion of a plant derivative into a potential biofuel.

Newswise: Brookhaven Lab's Lijun Wu Receives 2020 Chuck Fiori Award
Released: 25-Mar-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Brookhaven Lab's Lijun Wu Receives 2020 Chuck Fiori Award
Brookhaven National Laboratory

For the past 20 years, Wu has been advancing quantitative electron diffraction to study batteries, catalysts, and other energy materials.

Newswise: Atomic Defect Lines Suppress Deactivation of Iron Oxide Catalysts
Released: 20-Mar-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Atomic Defect Lines Suppress Deactivation of Iron Oxide Catalysts
Brookhaven National Laboratory

A structure based on the low-cost, earth-abundant metal iron may be active enough to promote desired reactions without becoming “poisoned.”

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Released: 12-Mar-2020 9:45 AM EDT
Chasing Lithium Ions on the Move in a Fast-Charging Battery
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Atomic distortions emerging in the electrode during operation provide a “fast lane” for the transport of lithium ions.

Newswise: 'Strange' Glimpse into Neutron Stars and Symmetry Violation
6-Mar-2020 12:40 PM EST
'Strange' Glimpse into Neutron Stars and Symmetry Violation
Brookhaven National Laboratory

New results from precision particle detectors at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) offer a fresh glimpse of the particle interactions that take place in the cores of neutron stars and give nuclear physicists a new way to search for violations of fundamental symmetries in the universe.

Newswise: Gold in Limbo Between Solid and Melted States
Released: 2-Mar-2020 10:05 AM EST
Gold in Limbo Between Solid and Melted States
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Laser-induced melting occurs nonuniformly in polycrystalline gold thin films—a finding that may be important for precision part micromachining.

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Released: 27-Feb-2020 10:30 AM EST
Stunning Images Capture Cosmic Ray Tracks
Brookhaven National Laboratory

These images capture the movement and collisions of cosmic rays—mysterious particles originating somewhere in deep space—as they stream through the STAR detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). The results are profoundly beautiful.

Newswise: CFN User Spotlight: Nik Singh Seeks Better Battery Materials
Released: 10-Feb-2020 8:55 AM EST
CFN User Spotlight: Nik Singh Seeks Better Battery Materials
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Since 2011, Nikhilendra (Nik) Singh has been a senior scientist in the Materials Research Department at the Toyota Research Institute of North America. His quest to find alternatives to lithium-ion batteries has brought him to Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN).

Newswise: Great Neck South Wins Long Island Regional Science Bowls
Released: 7-Feb-2020 10:00 AM EST
Great Neck South Wins Long Island Regional Science Bowls
Brookhaven National Laboratory

UPTON, NY—On Thursday, Jan. 30 and Friday, Jan. 31, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory held two back-to-back installments of the Long Island Science Bowl, a regional branch of DOE’s 30th annual National Science Bowl® (NSB). In this fast-paced question-and-answer showdown, teams of students from across Long Island were tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy, and math.

Newswise: Cathode 'Defects' Improve Battery Performance
Released: 5-Feb-2020 9:20 AM EST
Cathode 'Defects' Improve Battery Performance
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Chemists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have made a new finding about battery performance that points to a different strategy for optimizing cathode materials. Their research, published in Chemistry of Materials and featured in ACS Editors’ Choice, focuses on controlling the amount of structural defects in the cathode material.

Newswise: Making High-Temperature Superconductivity Disappear to Understand Its Origin
Released: 3-Feb-2020 1:10 PM EST
Making High-Temperature Superconductivity Disappear to Understand Its Origin
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Purely electronic interactions could be behind copper-oxygen compounds conducting electricity without resistance at relatively high temperatures.

Newswise: CFN Staff Spotlight: Xiaohui Qu Bridges the Data Science-Materials Science Gap
Released: 31-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
CFN Staff Spotlight: Xiaohui Qu Bridges the Data Science-Materials Science Gap
Brookhaven National Laboratory

As a staff member in the Theory and Computation Group at Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Qu applies various approaches in artificial intelligence to analyze experimental and computational nanoscience data.

Newswise: Monitoring Intermediates in CO2 Conversion to Formate by Metal Catalyst
Released: 29-Jan-2020 3:30 PM EST
Monitoring Intermediates in CO2 Conversion to Formate by Metal Catalyst
Brookhaven National Laboratory

The production of formate from CO2 is considered an attractive strategy for the long-term storage of solar renewable energy in chemical form.

Newswise: Theoretical Study Points to Jade-Like Materials as Quantum Spin Liquids
Released: 28-Jan-2020 9:45 AM EST
Theoretical Study Points to Jade-Like Materials as Quantum Spin Liquids
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Materials that can host this exotic liquid-like magnetic state could be harnessed for next-generation energy and computing applications.

Newswise: Meet Liguo Wang, Scientific Operations Director of LBMS
Released: 22-Jan-2020 8:05 AM EST
Meet Liguo Wang, Scientific Operations Director of LBMS
Brookhaven National Laboratory

This spring, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory will open its new cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) center, the Laboratory for BioMolecular Structure (LBMS). A state-of-the-art research center for life sciences imaging, LBMS will offer two advanced cryo-electron microscopes for studying complex proteins, as well as the architecture of cells and tissues.

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Released: 21-Jan-2020 10:05 AM EST
Transformative 'Green' Accelerator Achieves World's First 8-pass Full Energy Recovery
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Scientists from Cornell University and Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) have successfully demonstrated the world's first capture and reuse of energy in a multi-turn particle accelerator, where electrons are accelerated and decelerated in multiple stages and transported at different energies through a single beamline.

Newswise: Nano-objects of Desire: Assembling Ordered Nanostructures in 3-D
10-Jan-2020 12:00 PM EST
Nano-objects of Desire: Assembling Ordered Nanostructures in 3-D
Brookhaven National Laboratory

A new DNA-programmable nanofabrication platform organizes inorganic or biological nanocomponents in the same prescribed ways.

Newswise: Department of Energy Selects Site for Electron-Ion Collider
Released: 10-Jan-2020 2:45 PM EST
Department of Energy Selects Site for Electron-Ion Collider
Brookhaven National Laboratory

UPTON, NY— Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) named Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island in New York as the site for building an Electron-Ion Collider (EIC), a one-of-a-kind nuclear physics research facility. This announcement, following DOE’s approval of “mission need” (known as Critical Decision 0) on December 19, 2019, enables work to begin on R&D and the conceptual design for this next-generation collider at Brookhaven Lab.

Newswise: Top-10 Science and Technology Achievements of 2019
Released: 7-Jan-2020 9:45 AM EST
Top-10 Science and Technology Achievements of 2019
Brookhaven National Laboratory

In 2019, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory dove deeper into proton spin, took a leap in quantum communication, and uncovered new details of plant biochemistry, battery cathodes, catalysts, superconductors, and more. Here, in no particular order, are the biggest advances of the year.

Newswise: Electron Pulser for Ultrafast Electron Microscopy Wins 2019 R&D 100 Award
Released: 20-Dec-2019 9:30 AM EST
Electron Pulser for Ultrafast Electron Microscopy Wins 2019 R&D 100 Award
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Brookhaven and its collaborators developed a laser-free device for probing fast atomic-scale processes in energy and bio materials.


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