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Peering into Functioning Batteries with Sooyeon Hwang

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.
1-Jun-2020 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Experimenting with Laser Wakefield Acceleration

Brookhaven Lab intern Prabhjot Kaur is working on an experiment to accelerate particles to greater energies in smaller spaces.
27-May-2020 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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EIC R&D Yields Energy-saving Accelerator Innovations

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.
22-May-2020 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Fresh Pair of Eyes On an Old Nuclear Physics Problem

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...
20-May-2020 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Electrons Break Rotational Symmetry in Exotic Low-Temp Superconductor

This odd behavior may promote the material's ability upon cooling to perfectly conduct electricity in a way unexplained by standard theories.
19-May-2020 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Meet the Intern Using Quantum Computing to Study the Early Universe

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.
15-May-2020 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Organic Spacers Improve LED Performance

Sandwiching a 2-D light-emitting layer between ring-shaped carbon compounds significantly improved device efficiency and brightness.
14-May-2020 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Four Years of Calculations Lead to New Insights into Muon Anomaly

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...
5-May-2020 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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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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