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Public Release: 22-Jul-2015
Nature Communications
ORNL researchers make scalable arrays of 'building blocks' for ultrathin electronics
For the first time, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have combined a novel synthesis process with commercial electron-beam lithography techniques to produce arrays of semiconductor junctions in arbitrary patterns within a single, nanometer-thick semiconductor crystal. The process transforms patterned regions of one existing, single-layer crystal into another. The two semiconductor crystals formed sharp junctions, the desired building blocks of electronics. Nature Communications reports the accomplishment.
DOE/Office of Science, National Secretariat of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of Ecuador

Contact: Dawn Levy
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 22-Jul-2015
Long-sought discovery fills in missing details of cell 'switchboard'
A biomedical breakthrough in the journal Nature reveals never-before-seen details of the human body's cellular switchboard that regulates sensory and hormonal responses. The work is based on an X-ray laser experiment at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Contact: Glenn Roberts Jr.
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Public Release: 21-Jul-2015
Science Express
Simulations lead to design of near-frictionless material
Argonne scientists used the Mira supercomputer to identify and improve a new mechanism for eliminating friction, which fed into the development of a hybrid material that exhibited superlubricity at the macroscale for the first time. ALCF researchers helped enable the groundbreaking simulations by overcoming a performance bottleneck that doubled the speed of the team's code.

Contact: Brian Grabowski
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Jul-2015
A most singular nano-imaging technique
'SINGLE' is a new imaging technique that provides the first atomic-scale 3-D structures of individual nanoparticles in solution. This is an important step for improving the design of colloidal nanoparticles for catalysis and energy research applications.

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Jul-2015
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 2015
In this tip sheet: ORNL study demonstrates economic value of variable flow heat pumps, New catalyst provides potential solution to meet emissions challenges, ORNL, UK researchers working to develop cleaner crude oil and New climate data easily accessed at Data.gov

Contact: Ron Walli
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Jul-2015
New pilot helps small businesses tap ORNL expertise
Small companies in the advanced manufacturing, transportation and building sectors have a new opportunity to partner with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Contact: Morgan McCorkle
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Jul-2015
Unearthing cornerstones in root microbiomes
A plant's immune system can distinguish between friends and foes among these microbes, and upon detecting pathogens, can produce regulatory chemicals called phytohormones to activate a defensive response. In a study published online July 16, 2015, in Science Express, a team including scientists from the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute looked at roles of three phytohormones in controlling the composition of the root microbiome in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Gilbert
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 15-Jul-2015
FASEB Journal
Closer look at microorganism provides insight on carbon cycling
An Argonne/University of Tennessee research team reconstructed the crystal structure of BAP, a protein involved in the process by which marine archaea release carbon, to determine how it functioned, as well as its larger role in carbon cycling in marine sediments.

Contact: Brian Grabowski
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 14-Jul-2015
Physical Review Letters
Mass map shines light on dark matter
An international team of researchers has developed a new map of the distribution of dark matter in the universe using data from the Dark Energy Survey.
US Department of Energy Office of Science, National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah Schlieder
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 14-Jul-2015
Nature Geoscience
Curiosity rover finds evidence of Mars' primitive continental crust
The ChemCam laser instrument on NASA's Curiosity rover has turned its beam onto some unusually light-colored rocks on Mars, and the results are surprisingly similar to Earth's granitic continental crust rocks. This is the first discovery of a potential 'continental crust' on Mars.

Contact: Nancy Ambrosiano
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 14-Jul-2015
Battery second use offsets electric vehicle expenses, improves grid stability
Plug-in electric vehicles have the potential to dramatically drive down consumption of carbon-based fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but the relatively high price of these vehicles -- due in large part to the cost of batteries -- has presented a major impediment to widespread market penetration. Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory are playing a crucial role in identifying battery second use strategies capable of offsetting vehicle expenses while improving utility grid stability.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 14-Jul-2015
Nature Communications
Gut microbes enable coffee pest to withstand extremely toxic concentrations of caffeine
Berkeley Lab scientists discovered that coffee berry borers worldwide share 14 bacterial species in their digestive tracts that degrade and detoxify caffeine. They also found the most prevalent of these bacteria has a gene that helps break down caffeine. Their research sheds light on the ecology of the destructive bug and could lead to new ways to fight it.
US Department of Agriculture, Laboratory Directed Research and Development program at Berkeley Lab, Mexico's National Council for Science and Technology

Contact: Jon Weiner
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
PPPL Engineer Chuck Kessel wins 2015 Fusion Technology Award
PPPL Engineer Chuck Kessel wins the 2015 Fusion Technology Award.

Contact: John Greenwald
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 12-Jul-2015
Science Advances
How clouds get their brightness
How clouds form and how they help set the temperature of the earth are two of the big remaining questions in climate research. Now, a study of clouds over the world's remotest ocean shows that ocean life is responsible for up to half the cloud droplets that pop in and out of existence during summer.
US Department of Energy, NASA, US Department of Defense, National Science Foundation

Contact: Mary Beckman
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 10-Jul-2015
Science Advances
Neutrons find 'missing' magnetism of plutonium
Groundbreaking work at two Department of Energy national laboratories has confirmed plutonium's magnetism, which scientists have long theorized but have never been able to experimentally observe.

Contact: Katie Bethea
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 10-Jul-2015
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to help small 'green' businesses
PNNL named a lead laboratory for new DOE Pilot designed to give small clean energy firms more technology assistance from DOE labs.
Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Contact: Susan Bauer
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Jul-2015
Smart stuff: IQ of Northwest power grid raised, energy saved
Smart grid technologies and approaches can improve energy efficiency and possibly reduce power costs, according to the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project's final report.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Franny White
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Jul-2015
Study finds that future deployment of distributed solar hinges on electricity rate design
Future distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment levels are highly sensitive to retail electricity rate design, according to a newly released report by researchers from Berkeley Lab. The study also explores the feedback effects between retail electricity rates and PV deployment, and suggests that increased solar deployment can lead to changes in PV compensation levels that either accelerate or dampen further deployment.
DOE/SunShot Initiative

Contact: Dan Krotz
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Jul-2015
Nature Communications
Sensitive and specific: A new way of probing electrolyte/electrode interfaces
Researchers have developed a new technique that enables sensitive and specific detection of molecules at the electrode/electrolyte interface. This new method uses diffraction from graphene gratings to overcome key difficulties associated with traditional optical spectroscopy that employs infrared probing of buried interfaces.
National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research

Contact: Rachel Berkowitz
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Biomass & Bioenergy
Scientists study ways to integrate biofuels and food crops on farms
Planting bioenergy crops like willows or switchgrass in rows where commodity crops are having difficulty growing could both provide biomass feedstock and also limit the runoff of nitrogen fertilizer into waterways -- all without hurting a farmer's profits.
DOE/Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Contact: Greg Cunningham
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Testing heats up at Sandia's Solar Tower with high temperature falling particle receiver
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to lower the cost of solar energy systems and improve efficiencies in a big way, thanks to a system of small particles.

Contact: Rebecca Brock
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Physical Review D
The ins and outs of QCD
Robert Edwards, a researcher and senior staff member at the Jefferson Lab, is the principal investigator for a team researching the energy spectrum of exotic meson resonances. The main goal of Edwards' ALCC project is give theoretical underpinnings to the 12-GeV upgrade project and Glue-X photon detector set to open in JLAB's new HallD.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Eric Gedenk
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
Nature Climate Change
Autonomous taxis would deliver significant environmental and economic benefits
Imagine a fleet of driverless taxis roaming your city, ready to pick you up and take you to your destination at a moment's notice. While this may seem fantastical, it may be only a matter of time before it becomes reality. And according to a new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, such a system would both be cost-effective and greatly reduce per-mile emissions of greenhouse gases.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Julie Chao
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 2-Jul-2015
Nature Communications
Aluminum clusters shut down molecular fuel factory
When aluminum atoms bunch up, porous materials called zeolites lose their ability to convert oil to gasoline. An international team of scientists created the first 3-D atomic map of a zeolite in order to find out how to improve catalysts used to produce fuel, biofuel and other chemicals.
Netherlands Research School Combination-Catalysis, Netherlands Research Council, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Laboratory Directed Research Development Program

Contact: Eric Francavilla
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
New CMI process recycles magnets from factory floor
A new recycling method developed by scientists at the Critical Materials Institute, a US Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Laboratory, recovers valuable rare-earth magnetic material from manufacturing waste and creates useful magnets out of it. Efficient waste-recovery methods for rare-earth metals are one way to reduce demand for these limited mined resources.

Contact: Laura Millsaps
DOE/Ames Laboratory

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