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Public Release: 20-Apr-2018
Physics of Plasmas
New testing of model improves confidence in the performance of ITER
Article describes production of multiscale turbulence in fusion plasmas through heating of ions and electrons.
Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 20-Apr-2018
Study recommends strong role for national labs in 'second laser revolution'
A new study calls for the US to step up its laser R&D efforts to better compete with major overseas efforts to build large, high-power laser systems, and notes progress and milestones at the BELLA Center at the Department of Energy's Berkeley Lab, and at other sites.

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

Public Release: 19-Apr-2018
Rare earth magnet recycling is a grind -- this new process takes a simpler approach
A new recycling process developed at the US Department of Energy's Critical Materials Institute turns discarded hard disk drive magnets into new magnet material in a few steps, and tackles both the economic and environmental issues typically associated with mining e-waste for valuable materials.

Contact: Laura Millsaps
millsaps@ameslab.gov
DOE/Ames Laboratory

Public Release: 19-Apr-2018
Largest ever database of US wind turbines released
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), in collaboration with public and private partners, has released the most comprehensive publicly available database yet of US wind turbine locations and characteristics. The United States Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB) will allow unparalleled ability for government agencies and others to make planning decisions.

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

Public Release: 18-Apr-2018
Chemical Science
One step closer to understanding explosive sensitivity with molecule design
Explosives have an inherent problem -- they should be perfectly safe for handling and storage but detonate reliably on demand.

Contact: Kevin Roark
knroark@lanl.gov
505-665-9202
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 18-Apr-2018
Yimei Zhu receives 2018 Microscopy Society of America Distinguished Scientist Award
How do complex atomic and electronic interactions impact material properties? Using electron microscopy instrumentation and methods he developed, Yimei Zhu has been investigating this question for the past 30 years. The Microscopy Society of America is now recognizing his contributions.

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

Public Release: 18-Apr-2018
Argonne selects innovators from across nation to grow startups
Argonne announces second cohort of Chain Reaction Innovations.
US Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office

Contact: Alex Mitchell
amitchell@anl.gov
630-252-5573
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Apr-2018
Nature Catalysis
Battery's hidden layer revealed
An international team led by Argonne National Laboratory makes breakthrough in understanding the chemistry of the microscopically thin layer that forms between the liquid electrolyte and solid electrode in lithium-ion batteries. The results are being used in improving the layer and better predicting battery lifetime.
United States Department of Energy's Office of Science, BMW Technology Corporation

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

Public Release: 17-Apr-2018
Nano Futures
New capabilities at NSLS-II set to advance materials science
The Hard X-ray Nanoprobe at Brookhaven Lab's National Synchrotron Light Source II now offers a combination of world-leading spatial resolution and multimodal imaging.

Contact: Stephanie Kossman
skossman@bnl.gov
631-344-8671
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Apr-2018
Water Resources Research
Effects of climate change on communally managed water systems softened by shared effort
Shared fates and experiences in a community can help it withstand changes to water availability due to climate change, a recent study by Sandia National Laboratories researchers found. The work, recently published in a special socio-hydrology issue of Water Resources Research, paired a dynamic systems model of an acequia community and its water system with a hydrology model of an upland water source to study how the community responds to changes in water availability and flow.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kristen Meub
klmeub@sandia.gov
505-845-7215
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 13-Apr-2018
Custom-designed alloy enhances nuclear safety
A team led by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a safer cladding for nuclear fuel rods.

Contact: Jason Ellis
ellisjk@ornl.gov
865-241-5819
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Apr-2018
Scripta Materialia
A heavyweight solution for lighter-weight combat vehicles
Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed and successfully tested a novel process -- called Friction Stir Dovetailing -- that joins thick plates of aluminum to steel. The new process will be used to make lighter-weight military vehicles that are more agile and fuel efficient.
US Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center

Contact: Susan Bauer
susan.bauer@pnnl.gov
509-372-6083
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Apr-2018
Science Advances
Scientists use machine learning to speed discovery of metallic glass
Blend two or three metals together and you get an alloy that usually looks and acts like a metal, with its atoms arranged in rigid geometric patterns. But once in a while, under just the right conditions, you get something entirely new: a futuristic alloy called metallic glass. Now new research reports a shortcut for discovering and improving metallic glass -- and, by extension, other elusive materials -- at a fraction of the time and cost.
DOE/Office of Science, DOE/Advanced Manufacturing Office, NIH/National Institute of Standards and Technology

Contact: Andy Freeberg
freeberg@slac.stanford.edu
650-926-4359
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Public Release: 12-Apr-2018
Nature Communications
Understanding a cell's 'doorbell'
A multi-institutional project to understand one of the major targets of human drug design has produced new insights into how structural communication works in a cell component called a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCRs), basically a 'doorbell' structure that alerts the cell of important molecules nearby.

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

Public Release: 11-Apr-2018
CMI expands research in tech metals as demand for electric vehicles grows
As increasing consumer interest in electric vehicles drives the demand for supplies of lithium and cobalt (ingredients in lithium-ion batteries), the Critical Materials Institute will begin new efforts this July to maximize the efficient processing, use, and recycling of those elements.

Contact: Laura Millsaps
millsaps@ameslab.gov
DOE/Ames Laboratory

Public Release: 11-Apr-2018
Nature Communications
Biologically inspired membrane purges coal-fired smoke of greenhouse gases
A series of nanoscopic membranes made of water saturated by an enzyme naturally developed over millions of years to clear CO2 empties coal smoke of the greenhouse gas more cheaply and efficiently than any known.
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories Laboratory-Directed Research and Development, DOE/Office of Science, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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

Public Release: 10-Apr-2018
Nature Astronomy
Tiny distortions in universe's oldest light reveal strands in cosmic web
Scientists have decoded faint distortions in the patterns of the universe's earliest light to map huge tubelike structures invisible to our eyes -- known as filaments -- that serve as superhighways for delivering matter to dense hubs such as galaxy clusters.

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

Public Release: 10-Apr-2018
Nature Reviews Materials
Perovskite technology is scalable, but questions remain about the best methods
As perovskite solar cells set efficiency records and the nascent technology becomes more stable, another major challenge remains: the issue of scalability, according to researchers at the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

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

Public Release: 10-Apr-2018
Scientific Data
NREL opens large database of inorganic thin-film materials
An extensive experimental database of inorganic thin-film materials that organizes a decade's worth of research at the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is now publicly available.

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

Public Release: 9-Apr-2018
Plant Physiology
Removing the brakes on plant oil production
Scientists studying plant biochemistry at Brookhaven Lab have discovered new details about biomolecules that put the brakes on oil production. The findings suggest that disabling these biomolecular brakes could push oil production into high gear -- a possible pathway toward generating abundant biofuels and plant-derived bioproducts.
DOE/Office of Science, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 9-Apr-2018
Using biomimicry to detect outbreaks faster
Sandia National Laboratories computer scientists Pat Finley and Drew Levin have been working to improve the US biosurveillance system that alerts authorities to disease outbreaks by mimicking the human immune system.

Contact: Mollie Rappe
mrappe@sandia.gov
505-844-8220
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 6-Apr-2018
Scientific Reports
Mirror, mirror
The mirror-like physics of the superconductor-insulator transition operates exactly as expected. Scientists know this to be true following the observation of a remarkable phenomenon, the existence of which was predicted three decades ago but that had eluded experimental detection until now. The observation confirms that two fundamental quantum states, superconductivity and superinsulation, both arise in mirror-like images of each other.
DOE/Office of Science, Materials Sciences and Engineering Division, National Science Foundation, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Ministry of Education, Culture

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

Public Release: 4-Apr-2018
Freedom and flexibility: Thinking outside the cell for functional genomics
Along with advances in sequencing technologies and capacities, JGI has developed capabilities such as single-cell genomics, synthetic biology, and metabolomics to move beyond generating a DNA sequence to understanding gene functions for a myriad of applications. The latest proposal approved through the JGI's Emerging Technologies Opportunity Program (ETOP) aims to develop an optimized cell-free platform that will enable researchers to speed up the 'build' and 'test' portion of the design-build-test-analyze cycle in synthetic biology.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Apr-2018
Nature Chemistry
NREL research overcomes major technical obstacles in magnesium-metal batteries
Scientists at the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered a new approach for developing a rechargeable non-aqueous magnesium-metal battery.

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

Public Release: 2-Apr-2018
William Tang wins 2018 NVIDIA Global Impact Award
Article announces PPPL Physicist William Tang's NVIDIA Global Impact Award.

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

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