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Interns Investigate Catalysts for a Greener Future

Stephanie Taboada and Nylette Lopez are spending the summer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory exploring catalysts, those critical components of chemical reactions that bring reacting chemicals together to get...
17-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Golden Age of Heavy Ion Collisions

Nuclear physicists conducting research at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) traded shift time for presentations on the latest successes and plans for the future at the 2019 RHIC & AGS (Alternating Gradient Synchrotron) Users' Meeting June...
11-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Optimizing the Growth of Coatings on Nanowire Catalysts

A chemical surface treatment boosts the catalytic activity of the wire-looking nanostructures for a key reaction in solar fuel production.
8-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Creating 'Movies' of Thin Film Growth at NSLS-II

Researchers from the University of Vermont, Boston University, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have demonstrated a new experimental capability for watching thin film growth in real-time. Using the National...
2-Jul-2019 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Plants' Oil-Production Accelerator Also Activates the Brakes

UPTON, NY—Scientists studying plant biochemistry at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory recently made a surprising discovery: They found that a protein that turns on oil synthesis also activates a protein that puts the...
20-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Electron (or 'Hole') Pairs May Survive Effort to Kill Superconductivity

Scientists seeking to understand the mechanism underlying superconductivity in “stripe-ordered” cuprates—copper-oxide materials with alternating areas of electric charge and magnetism—discovered an unusual metallic state when attempting to...
12-Jun-2019 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hybrid Nanostructure Steps Up Light-Harvesting Efficiency

Energy is transferred through the structure in a way that boosts its response to light, showing promise for solar cell applications.
12-Jun-2019 1:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Preparing Scientific Applications for Exascale Computing

A Brookhaven-hosted hackathon helped teams make use of new features in the OpenMP programming standard to support next-gen supercomputing.
11-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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CFN Staff Spotlight: Priscilla Antunez Guides Partnerships that Advance Nanoscience to Impact Society

Priscilla Antunes, the new assistant director for strategic partnerships at Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), is helping scientists establish partnerships with universities, other research labs, and industry to increase the...
6-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST

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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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