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Public Release: 6-Jun-2014
Nano Letters
Evolution of a bimetallic nanocatalyst
Atomic-scale snapshots of a bimetallic nanoparticle catalyst in action have provided insights that could help improve the industrial process by which fuels and chemicals are synthesized from natural gas, coal or plant biomass.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

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

Public Release: 4-Jun-2014
Nature
Surprisingly strong magnetic fields challenge black holes' pull
A new study of supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies has found magnetic fields play an impressive role in the systems' dynamics. In fact, in dozens of black holes surveyed, the magnetic field strength matched the force produced by the black holes' powerful gravitational pull.
NASA

Contact: Kate Greene
kgreene@lbl.gov
510-486-4404
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Jun-2014
ACS Nano
2-D transistors promise a faster electronics future
Berkeley Lab researchers have unveiled the world's first fully two-dimensional field-effect transistor, using new device architecture that provides high electron mobility even under high voltages and scaled to a monolayer in thickness.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

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

Public Release: 3-Jun-2014
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, June 2014
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory's June 2014 story tips include stories on biofuels, materials, big data, and biometrics.

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

Public Release: 29-May-2014
Solar Energy
Solar panel manufacturing is greener in Europe than China, study says
Solar panels made in China have a higher overall carbon footprint and are likely to use substantially more energy during manufacturing than those made in Europe, said a new study from Northwestern University and Argonne.
Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern University, US Department of Energy

Contact: Jared Sagoff
media@anl.gov
630-252-5549
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 29-May-2014
Science
Unexpected water explains surface chemistry of nanocrystals
Berkeley Lab researchers have found unexpected traces of water in semiconducting nanocrystals that helps answer long-standing questions about their surface chemistry.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Rachel Berkowitz
rberkowitz@lbl.gov
510-486-7254
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 28-May-2014
Physics of Plasmas
A path toward more powerful tabletop accelerators
Making a tabletop particle accelerator just got easier. A new study shows that certain requirements for the lasers used in an emerging type of small-area particle accelerator can be significantly relaxed. Researchers hope the finding could bring about a new era of accelerators that would need just a few meters to bring particles to great speeds, rather than the many kilometers required of traditional accelerators.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Kate Greene
kgreene@lbl.gov
510-486-4404
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 27-May-2014
Large Hadron Collider Physics Conference
Large Hadron Collider Physics Conference in New York City, June 2-7
Hundreds of physicists from around the world will gather in New York City June 2-7 to discuss the origin of mass, supersymmetry, and other mysteries of matter and the universe at the second annual Large Hadron Collider Physics Conference.

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

Public Release: 22-May-2014
Nature Communications
Argonne scientists discover new phase in iron-based superconductors
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a previously unknown phase in a class of superconductors called iron arsenides. This sheds light on a debate over the interactions between atoms and electrons that are responsible for their unusual superconductivity.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Jared Sagoff
jsagoff@anl.gov
630-252-5549
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 21-May-2014
Nature
Confirmed: Stellar behemoth self-destructs in a Type IIb supernova
For the first time, astronomers have direct confirmation that a Wolf-Rayet star -- sitting 360 million light years away -- died in a violent explosion known as a Type IIb supernova. Using the iPTF pipeline, researchers caught supernova SN 2013cu within hours of its explosion.

Contact: Linda Vu
lvu@lbl.gov
510-495-2402
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 20-May-2014
Department of Energy's SunShot Grand Challenge Summit
Planting the 'SEEDS' of solar technology in the home
In an effort to better understand what persuades people to buy photovoltaic systems for their homes, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have gathered data on consumer motivations that can feed sophisticated computer models and thus lead to greater use of solar energy.

Contact: Mike Janes
mejanes@sandia.gov
925-294-2447
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 19-May-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Power plant emissions verified remotely at Four Corners sites
Air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from two coal-fired power plants in the Four Corners area of northwest New Mexico, the largest point source of pollution in America, were measured remotely by a Los Alamos National Laboratory team. Led by Laboratory senior scientist Manvendra Dubey, the study is the first to show that space-based techniques can successfully verify international regulations on fossil energy emissions.
LDRD

Contact: Nancy Ambrosiano
nwa@lanl.gov
505-667-0471
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-May-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Lighting the way to graphene-based devices
Berkeley Lab researchers have demonstrated a technique whereby semiconductors made from graphene and boron nitride can be charge-doped to alter their electronic properties using only visible light.
DOE/Office of Science

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

Public Release: 15-May-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Giant telescope tackles orbit and size of exoplanet
Using one of the world's largest telescopes, a Lawrence Livermore team and international collaborators have tracked the orbit of a planet at least four times the size of Jupiter.

Contact: Anne Stark
stark8@llnl.gov
925-422-9799
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Public Release: 14-May-2014
CEBAF beam goes over the hump: Highest-energy beam ever delivered at Jefferson Lab
The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility at Jefferson Lab has achieved the final two accelerator commissioning milestones needed for approval to start experimental operations following its first major upgrade. The machine has delivered its highest-energy beams ever, 10.5 billion electron-volts through the entire accelerator and into its newest experimental area for the first time.
DOE/Office of Science

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

Public Release: 13-May-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Novel ORNL technique enables air-stable water droplet networks
A simple new technique to form interlocking beads of water in ambient conditions could prove valuable for applications in biological sensing, membrane research and harvesting water from fog.

Contact: Morgan McCorkle
mccorkleml@ornl.gov
865-574-7308
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 12-May-2014
NREL staff recognized for top innovations
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently recognized the professionals behind the lab's greatest innovations from the past year during its annual Innovation and Technology Transfer Awards ceremony. The event also celebrated NREL's commercialization and partnering successes, recognizing the researchers and engineers--including three honorees in the new Rising Stars Award category--who made it happen.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 12-May-2014
NREL assembles industry group to explore solar lending potential
Increasingly, banks, credit unions, and other lenders are beginning to offer loan products to homeowners and businesses for the installation of rooftop solar systems. However, barriers to accessing this growing market still remain. The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently convened the Banking on Solar working group to engage lenders and other stakeholders to address these barriers.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 12-May-2014
NREL, Sandia team to improve hydrogen fueling infrastructure
A new project led by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories will support H2USA, a public-private partnership co-launched by industry and the Energy Department, and will work to ensure that hydrogen fuel cell vehicle owners have a positive fueling experience as fuel cell electric vehicles are introduced starting in 2014-2015.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 12-May-2014
NREL's work for the US Navy illuminates energy and cost savings
Field demonstrations of newly proven energy efficient technologies are yielding valuable results for the US Navy, helping it meet energy goals. In partnership with the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command recently demonstrated eight technologies at installations in Hawaii and Guam, and the initial results have encouraged the Navy to move forward with broader implementation of several of the energy efficiency technologies.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 12-May-2014
Journal of Catalysis
Ames Lab creates multifunctional nanoparticles for cheaper, cleaner biofuel
The US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory has created a faster, cleaner biofuel refining technology that not only combines processes, it uses widely available materials to reduce costs. Ames Laboratory scientists have developed a nanoparticle that is able to perform two processing functions at once for the production of green diesel, an alternative fuel created from the hydrogenation of oils from renewable feedstocks like algae.
US Department of Energy's Office of Science

Contact: Laura Millsaps
millsaps@ameslab.gov
515-294-3494
DOE/Ames Laboratory

Public Release: 12-May-2014
Three Brookhaven physicists receive DOE Early Career Research Program funding
Three physicists at Brookhaven Lab are among 35 scientists selected by DOE's Office of Science to receive Early Career Research Program funding. Their work spans several subfields of physics -- from describing the dynamics of high-energy collisions of atomic nuclei at particle colliders, to exploring magnetic excitations in materials that offer promise for carrying loss-free electric current, to developing new ways to track elusive neutrinos.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

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

Public Release: 8-May-2014
35 scientists receive early career research program funding
The Department of Energy's Office of Science has selected 35 scientists from across the nation -- including 17 from DOE's national laboratories and 18 from US universities -- to receive significant funding for research as part of DOE's Early Career Research Program.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Charles Rousseaux
charles.rousseaux@science.doe.gov
DOE/US Department of Energy

Public Release: 8-May-2014
Science
Scientists find solution to 2 long-standing mysteries of cuprate superconductivity
Detailed studies of a material as it transforms from an insulator through the 'pseudogap' into a full-blown superconductor links two 'personality' changes of electrons at a critical point.
DOE/Office of Science

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

Public Release: 7-May-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Berkeley Lab develops nanoscope to probe chemistry on the molecular scale
By combining atomic force microscopy with infrared synchrotron light, researchers from Berkeley Lab and the University of Colorado have improved the spatial resolution of infrared spectroscopy by orders of magnitude, while simultaneously covering its full spectroscopic range, enabling the investigation of variety of nanoscale, mesoscale, and surface phenomena that were previously difficult to study.
Department of Energy

Contact: Kate Greene
kgreene@lbl.gov
510-486-4404
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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