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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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New Core-Shell Catalyst for Ethanol Fuel Cells

Scientists at Brookhaven Lab and the University of Arkansas have developed a highly efficient catalyst for extracting electrical energy from ethanol, an easy-to-store liquid fuel that can be generated from renewable resources. The catalyst steers...
7-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Electron Bunches Keep Ions Cool at RHIC

Accelerator physicists have demonstrated a groundbreaking technique using bunches of electrons to keep beams of particles cool at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)—a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science user facility for nuclear...
5-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Design Organic Cathode for High Performance Batteries

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have designed a new, organic cathode material for lithium batteries. With sulfur at its core, the material is more energy-dense, cost-effective, and...
31-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Finding the Cause of Capacity Loss in a Metal-Oxide Battery Material

The formation and thickening of internal and surface barriers during battery charge and discharge cycles limits electrochemical reactions in a lithium-ion battery with an iron-oxide electrode.
24-May-2019 9:40 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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