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Brookhaven Scientist Stephen Schwartz Wins 2022 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award

Brookhaven scientist Stephen Schwartz is one of six recipients selected for the 2020–2021 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award. The award recognizes his groundbreaking work in atmospheric chemistry and climate science, which has laid down the foundation...
24-May-2022 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Quark Matter 2022: New Results from RHIC and LHC—Plus Plans for the Future

Theoretical and experimental physicists from around the world gathered last month at Quark Matter 2022 to discuss new developments in high energy heavy ion physics.
24-May-2022 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Nail Down 'Destination' for Protein That Delivers Zinc

New research describes a “chaperone” protein that delivers zinc, a trace element essential for survival in all living things, to where it’s needed. The chaperone could be especially important when access to zinc is limited—for example in...
16-May-2022 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Machine Learning Framework IDs Targets for Improving Catalysts

Chemists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new machine-learning (ML) framework that can zero in on which steps of a multistep chemical conversion should be tweaked to improve productivity. The...
10-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hidden Distortions Trigger Promising Thermoelectric Property

In a paper just published in the journal Advanced Materials, a team of scientists from Northwestern University and Brookhaven National Laboratory describe the previously hidden sub-nanoscale origins of exceptional thermoelectric properties in silver...
9-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ultrafast 'Camera' Captures Hidden Behavior of Potential 'Neuromorphic' Material

Imagine a computer that can think as fast as the human brain while using very little energy. That's the goal of scientists seeking to discover or develop "neuromorphic" materials that can send and process signals as easily as the brain's neurons and...
9-May-2022 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Model for Antibacterial Mechanism: Toxic Misinformation

Biologists have discovered an aberrant protein that’s deadly to bacteria. The discovery could help scientists unravel the lethal mechanism of certain antibiotics—and potentially point the way to future antibacterial drugs.
26-Apr-2022 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Brookhaven Chemist Minfang Yeh Wins 2021 DPF Instrumentation Award

UPTON, NY—Minfang Yeh, a senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, has won the American Physical Society’s 2021 Division of Particles and Fields (DPF) Instrumentation Award. The award honors Yeh’s...
28-Apr-2022 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Observing Oxidation at the Atomic Level with Guangwen Zhou

The Binghamton University professor uses facilities at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials to study surface and interface reactions in real time and under reaction conditions.
14-Oct-2021 2:35 PM EDT

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Making High-Quality Materials with Mingzhao Liu

The Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) staff scientist fabricates thin-film materials for applications in solar energy conversion and quantum information science.
4-Oct-2021 11:15 AM EDT

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Automating 2-D Material Exfoliation with Suji Park

Park, a staff researcher at Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials, is designing and building an automated system to generate high-quality ultrathin "flakes," which can be stacked into layered structures that are essentially new...
16-Oct-2020 12:25 PM EDT

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Allison McComiskey: An Observer of the Natural World

McComiskey is chair of Brookhaven’s Environmental and Climate Sciences Department.
21-Oct-2019 2:20 PM EDT

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CFN Staff Spotlight: Esther Tsai Brings Expertise in X-ray Imaging

In addition to conducting her own research, Esther Tsai—a staff member in the CFN Electronic Nanomaterials Group—provides user support at two x-ray scattering beamlines that the CFN operates in partnership with NSLS-II.
24-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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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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