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Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
Nature Energy
Unique 2-level cathode structure improves battery performance
A team of scientists from the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory say they've found a way to make a battery cathode with a hierarchical structure where the reactive material is abundant yet protected -- key points for high capacity and long battery life.
DOE/Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Vehicle Technologies Office, DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
Nature Energy
Technique matters: A different way to make cathodes may mean better batteries
Lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide, or NMC, is one of the most promising chemistries for better lithium batteries, especially for electric vehicle applications, but scientists have been struggling to get higher capacity out of them. Now researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have found that using a different method to make the material can offer substantial improvements.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 8-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
How seashells get their strength
Seashells and lobster claws are hard to break, but chalk is soft enough to draw on sidewalks. Though all three are made of calcium carbonate crystals, the hard materials include clumps of soft biological matter that make them much stronger. A study today in Nature Communications reveals how soft clumps get into crystals and endow them with remarkable strength.
US Department of Energy, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Mary Beckman
mary.beckman@pnnl.gov
509-375-3688
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
A nanoscale look at why a new alloy is amazingly tough
A team of researchers led by scientists from the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has identified several mechanisms that make a new, cold-loving material one of the toughest metallic alloys ever.

Contact: Dan Krotz
dakrotz@lbl.gov
510-486-4019
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 6-Jan-2016
Lab researcher helps team that may have a key solution to reducing carbon dioxide emissions
Meeting the Paris Climate Agreement goal of limiting the increase in the global average temperature to well below two degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels will require increased use of renewable energy and reducing the CO2 intensity of fossil energy use.

Contact: Jeremy Thomas
thomas244@llnl.gov
925-422-5539
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Public Release: 6-Jan-2016
Renewable energy for state renewable portfolio standards yielded sizable benefits
A new study estimates that billions in dollars in benefits come from reduced greenhouse gas emissions and from reductions in other air pollution for state renewable portfolio standard policies operating in 2013. RPS policies require utilities or other electricity providers to meet a minimum portion of their load with eligible forms of renewable electricity.
US Department of Energy's Strategic Programs Office within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Contact: Jon Weiner
jrweiner@lbl.gov
510-486-4014
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Jan-2016
NREL's Min Zhang keeps her 'hugs' happy, leading to biofuel breakthroughs
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Senior Scientist Min Zhang has a special relationship with Zymomonas mobilis, a rod-shaped bacterium that has bioethanol-producing capabilities. Of her 80 peer-reviewed papers and 21 US patents in the field of biochemistry and biofuels, many reference this sugar-eating 'bug.'

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Jan-2016
Inventive thinkers at NREL reach record number
The eureka moments can come fast and furious at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which last fiscal year racked up a record 169 inventions. Chris Deline's idea came to him while jogging, and from that sprang the potential to better protect firefighters.

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Jan-2016
NREL's cybersecurity initiative aims to wall off the smart grid from hackers
A new initiative underway at Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is intended to prevent hackers from gaining control of parts of the nation's power grid, potentially damaging electrical equipment and causing localized power outages.

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Jan-2016
Nature Materials
NREL research advances hydrogen production efforts
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have made advances toward affordable photoelectrochemical (PEC) production of hydrogen.

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Jan-2016
NREL and CSEM jointly set new efficiency record with dual-junction solar cell
Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and at the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) have jointly set a new world record for converting non-concentrated (1-sun) sunlight into electricity using a dual-junction III-V/Si solar cell.

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Jan-2016
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2016
January 2016 story tips include: Unmanned Aerial Systems Research Center at ORNL offers world of opportunities; New ORNL material offers clear advantages for consumer products and more; Hospital occupancy data helping ORNL study population distribution; Laser beams, plasmonic sensors able to detect trace biochemical compounds; ORNL devises new tool to map vegetation, wildlife habitat; ORNL software connects dots of disparate data; ORNL breaks mold with steel like none other.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Jan-2016
Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams
Thor's hammer to crush materials at 1 million atmospheres
Thor, expected to be 40 times more efficient than Sandia's Z machine, the world's largest and most powerful pulsed-power accelerator, is expected to dramatically improve the design of similar machines aiming for high-yield fusion.
Sandia's Laboratory Directed Research and Development office, National Nuclear Security Administration's Science Campaign

Contact: Neal Singer
nsinger@sandia.gov
505-845-7078
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 5-Jan-2016
Fighting fire with FireFOAM
Researchers at insurance company FM Global are using Titan to try and better understand fire growth and suppression.
DOE-ASCR

Contact: Eric Gedenk
865-241-5497
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Jan-2016
Nuclear Fusion
PPPL scientists simulate innovative method for starting up tokamaks without using solenoid
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory have produced self-consistent computer simulations that capture the evolution of an electric current inside fusion plasma without using a central electromagnet, or solenoid.
US Office of Science

Contact: Raphael Rosen
rrosen@pppl.gov
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 4-Jan-2016
Physical Review Letters
Beam-beam compensation scheme doubles proton-proton collision rates at RHIC
Accelerator physicists at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have successfully implemented an innovative scheme for increasing proton collision rates at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. More proton collisions produce more data for scientists to sift through to answer important nuclear physics questions, including the search for the source of proton spin.
DOE/Office of Science, US LHC Accelerator Research Program

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 4-Jan-2016
Science
How to train your bacterium
Berkeley Lab researchers are using the bacterium Moorella thermoacetica to perform photosynthesis and also to synthesize semiconductor nanoparticles in a hybrid artificial photosynthesis system for converting sunlight into valuable chemical products.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 4-Jan-2016
Physics Review Letters
Ames Laboratory scientist's calculation featured on cover of Physical Review Letters
Research performed by US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory Associate Scientist Durga Paudyal was recently featured on the cover of the Nov. 13, 2015, issue of Physical Review Letters.

Contact: Steve Karsjen
karsjen@ameslab.gov
515-294-5643
DOE/Ames Laboratory

Public Release: 29-Dec-2015
Small
ORNL cell-free protein synthesis is potential lifesaver
Lives of soldiers and others injured in remote locations could be saved with a cell-free protein synthesis system developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 23-Dec-2015
Nature
Description of mechanism that halts solar eruptions
At the US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, researchers led by physicist Clayton Myers have identified a mechanism that may halt eruptions before they leave the sun.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 22-Dec-2015
Environmental Science & Technology
Cool roofs in China offer enhanced benefits during heat waves
It is well established that white roofs can mitigate the urban heat island effect, reflecting the sun's energy back into space and reducing a city's temperature. In a new study of Guangzhou, China, Lab researchers Dev Millstein, Ronnen Levinson, and Pablo Rosado working with Chinese scientists found that during a heat wave, the effect is significantly more pronounced.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 22-Dec-2015
Nature Plants
A metabolic pathway in cyanobacteria could yield better biofuels and bioproducts from photosynthesis
Scientists from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory have discovered that a metabolic pathway previously only suggested to be functional in photosynthetic organisms is actually a major pathway and can enable efficient conversion of carbon dioxide to organic compounds.

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 22-Dec-2015
Nature Materials
NREL research advances hydrogen production efforts
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory have made advances toward affordable photoelectrochemical production of hydrogen.

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 22-Dec-2015
ORNL achieves milestone with plutonium-238 sample
With the production of 50 grams of plutonium-238, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have restored a US capability dormant for nearly 30 years and set the course to provide power for NASA and other missions.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 22-Dec-2015
Jefferson Lab Accelerator delivers its first 12 GeV electrons
The newly upgraded accelerator at the US Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has delivered full-energy electrons as part of commissioning activities for the ongoing 12 GeV Upgrade project. At 4:20 p.m. on Monday, operators of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility delivered the first batch of 12 GeV electrons (12.065 GeV) to its newest experimental hall complex, Hall D.
US Department of Energy

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

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