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Showing releases 1-19 out of 19.

Public Release: 15-Aug-2018
Nature Communications
Light-emitting nanoparticles could provide a safer way to image living cells
A research team has demonstrated how light-emitting nanoparticles, developed at Berkeley Lab, can be used to see deep in living tissue. Researchers hope they can be made to attach to specific components of cells to serve in an advanced imaging system that can pinpoint even single cancer cells.

Contact: Glenn Roberts Jr.
geroberts@lbl.gov
510-486-5582
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 14-Aug-2018
Nature Climate Change
OU study shows effects of climate warming in tallgrass prairie ecosystem
A University of Oklahoma professor, Jizhong Zhou, and his team have completed a new study on the effects of climate warming on soil microbes in a long-term climate change experiment at a tallgrass prairie ecosystem. The new study shows that climate warming will affect microbial communities in the future, and future community states will be more predictable under warmed climate. Eventually, microbial communities will produce different functions and feedbacks to climate warming.
US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Genomic Science Program

Contact: Jana Smith
jana.smith@ou.edu
405-325-1322
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 13-Aug-2018
Environmental Science and Technology
Algorithm provides early warning system for tracking groundwater contamination
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Savannah River National Laboratory have developed a low-cost method for real-time monitoring of pollutants using commonly available sensors.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Julie Chao
jhchao@lbl.gov
510-486-6491
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Aug-2018
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
A computational method for designing a new type of 2D carbons
Scientists from EPFL and Berkeley have developed a computational method for designing a new type of two-dimensional carbon materials called Schwarzites.
US Department of Energy, ShanghaiTech University, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), NCCR MARVEL, European Research Council (ERC), EU graphene program

Contact: Nik Papageorgiou
n.papageorgiou@epfl.ch
41-216-932-105
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 13-Aug-2018
Nature
Protons get zippier in neutron-rich nuclei
A new study carried out at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has confirmed that increasing the number of neutrons as compared to protons in the atom's nucleus also increases the average momentum of its protons. The nuclear physics result, which has implications for the dynamics of neutron stars, has been published in the journal Nature.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Israel Science Foundation, Chilean Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica

Contact: Kandice Carter
kcarter@jlab.org
757-269-7263
DOE/Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Public Release: 13-Aug-2018
Nature
In neutron stars, protons may do the heavy lifting
In neutron stars, protons may do the heavy lifting, according to MIT researchers. Their new study suggests that the positively charged particles may have an outsize influence on the properties of neutron stars and other neutron-rich objects.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Israel Science Foundation, Chilean Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica, French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 13-Aug-2018
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Long-sought carbon structure joins graphene, fullerene family
Scientists have been playing with pure carbon compounds for centuries, starting with diamond and graphite and now with fullerenes, nanotubes and graphene. One type of 3D geometry has been missing, however: a negatively curved carbon-cage surface called schwarzite. UC Berkeley chemists have now shown that serendipitously produced materials called zeolite-templated carbons are in fact the long-sought schwarzites. Their recipe for making schwarzites could make them practical in electronics and gas storage.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Robert Sanders
rlsanders@berkeley.edu
510-643-6998
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 10-Aug-2018
Physics Review Letters
UT-ORNL team makes first particle accelerator beam measurement in six dimensions
The first full characterization measurement of an accelerator beam in six dimensions will advance the understanding and performance of current and planned accelerators around the world.
DOE/Office of Science, National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeremy Rumsey
rumseyjp@ornl.gov
865-576-2038
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Aug-2018
Four Argonne transportation and fuel experts collect Dept. of Energy honors
Four researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have earned Distinguished Achievement awards for helping to reimagine transportation, sustainability and mobility.
DOE/Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Vehicle Technologies Office, Fuel Cell Technologies Office

Contact: Chris Kramer
ckramer@anl.gov
630-252-5580
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Aug-2018
Nature
For UW physicists, the 2-D form of tungsten ditelluride is full of surprises
In a paper published online July 23 in the journal Nature, a UW-led research team reports that the 2-D form of tungsten ditelluride can undergo 'ferroelectric switching.' Materials with ferroelectric properties can have applications in memory storage, capacitors, RFID card technologies and even medical sensors -- and tungsten ditelluride is the first exfoliated 2-D material known to undergo ferroelectric switching.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: James Urton
jurton@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 9-Aug-2018
SNS completes full neutron production cycle at record power level
The Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has reached a new milestone by operating a complete neutron production run cycle at 1.3 megawatts. Achieving the record power level with a remarkable 94 percent accelerator beam availability establishes a new baseline of operation as well as a path to operate reliably at higher powers. Increased power offers researchers the ability to conduct faster scientific analyses using neutrons on more types of materials.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Jeremy Rumsey
rumseyjp@ornl.gov
865-576-2038
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Aug-2018
American Economic Review
Environmental regulations drove steep declines in US factory pollution
A new study by UC Berkeley economists shows that between 1990 and 2008, air pollution levels plummeted. The evidence shows that environmental regulation and the associated cleanup of production processes played important roles in those steep declines. Manufacturers are producing the same types of goods, but they've taken significant steps to clean up their production processes, the authors say.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: Robert Sanders
rlsanders@berkeley.edu
510-643-6998
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 8-Aug-2018
Science
Lining up surprising behaviors of superconductor with one of the world's strongest magnets
Scientists have discovered that the electrical resistance of this material changes in an unusual way under very high magnetic fields -- a finding that could help direct the search for materials that can perfectly conduct electricity at room temperature.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: Ariana Tantillo
atantillo@bnl.gov
631-344-2347
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Aug-2018
Science Advances
Scientists squeeze nanocrystals in a liquid droplet into a solid-like state and back again
A team led by scientists at Berkeley Lab found a way to make a liquid-like state behave more like a solid, and then to reverse the process.

Contact: Glenn Roberts Jr.
GERoberts@lbl.gov
510-486-5582
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Aug-2018
Nature
Hotter temperatures extend growing season for peatland plants
A study published today in Nature revealed that turning up the heat accelerates spring greening in mature trees, shrubs and mosses and delays fall color change. The research team used direct observation and digital repeat photography to measure plant greenness over three years at the Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Changing Environments study, a unique ecosystem-scale experiment constructed and operated by DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
US Department of Energy's Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research Office; PhenoCam Network, National Science Foundation

Contact: Kim Askey
askeyka@ornl.gov
865-576-2841
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Aug-2018
INL wins two FLC Far West Regional Awards
Idaho National Laboratory has been honored with two Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Awards in 2018 in the Far West Region.

Contact: Leslie Wright
leslie.wright@inl.gov
208-526-2926
DOE/Idaho National Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Aug-2018
Nature Communications
Rice University physicists find surprising distortions in high-temperature superconductors
Rice University physicists used simulations and neutron scattering experiments to show the presence of tiny lattice distortions near the optimal superconductivity of an iron pnictide compound. Their work could help researcher design superconducting materials with novel and predictable properties.
US Department of Energy, Robert A. Welch Foundation, National Science Foundation, National Science Foundation of China, National Key Research and Development Program of China, Shenzhen Science and Technology Program, Shaanxi International Cooperation

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 3-Aug-2018
Workshop advances plans for coping with disruptions on ITER
Close-up look at workshop on mitigating disruptions in ITER, the international fusion experiment under construction in France to demonstrate the practicality of fusion power.
U.S. Department of Energy Fusion Energy Sciences

Contact: John Greenwald
jgreenwa@pppl.gov
609-243-2672
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Aug-2018
UW, PNNL to host energy research center focusing on bio-inspired design and assembly
The US Department of Energy has awarded an expected $10.75 million, four-year grant to the University of Washington, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and other partner institutions for a new interdisciplinary research center to define the enigmatic rules that govern how molecular-scale building blocks assemble into ordered structures and give rise to complex hierarchical materials.
US Department of Energy

Contact: James Urton
jurton@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

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