Analytical chemists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a rapid way to measure isotopic ratios of uranium and plutonium collected on environmental swipes, which could help International Atomic Energy Agency analysts detect the presence of undeclared nuclear activities or material.
- Analytical Chemistry
- US Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration
José Rodriguez, a chemist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and an adjunct professor in the departments of Chemistry and Materials Science and Chemical Engineering at Stony Brook University, has been named a 2021 Fellow of the American Vacuum Society (AVS). The award recognizes Rodriguez for his contributions in the field of catalysis.
Incorporating green infrastructure into flood protection plans alongside gray infrastructure can shield communities, reduce maintenance, and provide additional social and environmental benefits.
Spawned by the spins of electrons in magnetic materials, these tiny whirlpools behave like independent particles and could be the future of computing. Experiments with SLAC’s X-ray laser are revealing their secrets.
- Scientific Reports
More than half a century after the Woodward-Hoffmann rules, an important set of organic chemistry rules, were formulated, SLAC scientists imaged a reaction and observed how a molecule transforms as predicted by these rules, directly confirming the theory for the first time.
Argonne hosted an Education Outreach Day to reach middle school students from predominantly Hispanic and Latino neighborhoods and taught them about science-related careers. The goal was to strengthen and diversify the nation’s laboratories and research institutions with greater representation.
Researchers from the Lab’s Center for Novel Pathways to Quantum Coherence in Materials are developing new pathways to create and protect quantum coherence. Doing so will enable exquisitely sensitive measurement and information processing devices that function at ambient or even extreme conditions.
College of William and Mary associate professor and Jefferson Lab staff scientist Jozef Dudek focused on a previously unexplored, numerical approach to study unstable hadrons and pioneered theoretical techniques to find answers.
Sandia researcher Drew Kouri has attracted interest from the broad computing community for his ability to mitigate uncertainty in both supercomputer programs and data, optimizing each to reach the best solutions.