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Detecting Light in a Different Dimension

UPTON, NY—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 of graphene to light through...
13-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Unlocking the Secrets of Metal-Insulator Transitions

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 magnetite is a two-step process. The researchers from the University of...
8-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


In Memoriam: Thomas Steitz, Nobel Laureate, 78

His Nobel Prize-winning studies of the ribosome’s structure were conducted in part at Brookhaven’s former National Synchrotron Light Source.
7-Nov-2018 9:35 AM EST Add to Favorites


Brookhaven Lab Launches "PubSci Playback" Podcast

Brookhaven National Laboratory has launched a podcast based on its live science café and conversation series, PubSci. Since 2014, PubSci has been offering the public a chance to see a more casual side of the groundbreaking science happening every...
31-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


CFN User Spotlight: Jennifer Carpena-Núñez Studies the Fundamentals of Carbon Nanotube Growth

Her research focuses on cylindrical carbon structures with useful properties for energy storage, aircraft components, and other applications.
22-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


"Invisible Glass" Wins 2018 Create the Future Design Contest Grand Prize

Scientists from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials developed a technique for making nonreflecting glass, silicon, and plastic surfaces.
15-Oct-2018 9:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites


In Memoriam: Leon Lederman, Nobel Laureate, 96

Leon Lederman, a co-winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery of the muon neutrino, spent his life as a leader in a range of roles promoting science. He died on October 3, 2018, at the age of 96. Lederman conducted his Nobel...
9-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Three Brookhaven Lab Scientists Named Fellows of American Physical Society

The American Physical Society (APS), the world’s largest physics organization, has elected three scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory as 2018 APS fellows.
9-Oct-2018 9:00 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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The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies and national security. Brookhaven Lab also builds and operates major scientific facilities available to university, industry, and government researchers.

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Established in 1947 on Long Island, Upton, New York, Brookhaven is a multi-program national laboratory operated by Brookhaven Science Associates for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. Seven Nobel Prizes have been awarded for discoveries made at the Lab.

Brookhaven has a staff of approximately 3,000 scientists, engineers, technicians, and support staff, and hosts more than 4,000 guest researchers annually.


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