The Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts
research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences,
as well as in energy technologies. Brookhaven also builds and
operates major facilities available to university, industrial,
and government scientists. The Laboratory is managed by Brookhaven
Science Associates, a corporation founded by Stony Brook University
and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.
Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory are participating in a collaborative effort to study how the use of zirconium-based metal organic frameworks and niobium-based polyoxometalates may be effectively used in gas masks to capture and decompose dangerous chemical agents like Sarin.
The American Physical Society (APS) has elected two scientists from the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory as 2016 APS Fellows, an honor bestowed once a year to a fraction of a percentage of the society's members.
The Department of Energy's Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.