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Smarter Experiments for Faster Materials Discovery

August 29, 2019

Scientists created a new AI algorithm for making measurement decisions; autonomous approach could revolutionize scientific experiments A team…
Enhancing Materials for Hi-Res Patterning to Advance Microelectronics

August 28, 2019

Scientists at Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials created “hybrid” organic-inorganic materials for transferring ultrasmall, high-aspect-ratio features into…
Scientists Design Organic Cathode for High Performance Batteries

June 4, 2019

The new, sulfur-based material is more energy-dense, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly than traditional cathodes in lithium batteries. Researchers…
New Approach for Solving Protein Structures from Tiny Crystals

May 6, 2019

Technique opens door for studies of countless hard-to-crystallize proteins involved in health and disease Using x-rays to reveal…
Illuminating Water Filtration

March 27, 2019

Researchers using ultrabright x-rays reveal the molecular structure of membranes used to purify seawater into drinking water For…
Cause of Cathode Degradation Identified for Nickel-rich Materials

March 18, 2019

Combination of research methods reveals causes of capacity fading, giving scientists better insight to design advanced batteries for…
Synchrotron Tools Aid NETL Research On Converting CO2 Into Useful Products

March 12, 2019

NETL researchers studying the chemical conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) into useful products are using powerful X-rays available…
Illuminating Nanoparticle Growth with X-rays

December 31, 2018

Ultrabright x-rays at NSLS-II reveal key details of catalyst growth for more efficient hydrogen fuel cells Hydrogen fuel…
Making X-ray Microscopy 10 Times Faster

November 20, 2018

NSLS-II’s Full Field X-ray Imaging beamline can image samples in 3-D faster than ever before Microscopes make the…
Scientists Produce 3-D Chemical Maps of Single Bacteria

November 19, 2018

Researchers at NSLS-II used ultrabright x-rays to generate 3-D nanoscale maps of a single bacteria’s chemical composition with…
Unlocking the Secrets of Metal-Insulator Transitions

November 9, 2018

X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy at NSLS-II’s CSX beamline used to understand electrical conductivity transitions in magnetite By using…
Tripling the Energy Storage of Lithium-Ion Batteries

June 27, 2018

Scientists have synthesized a new cathode material from iron fluoride that surpasses the capacity limits of traditional lithium-ion…
New High-Precision Instrument Enables Rapid Measurements of Protein Crystals

May 30, 2018

A team of scientists and engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed…
Multi-Modal Operando X-Ray Study Yields New Insights on Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

May 4, 2018

Lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries are a relatively new variety of battery being studied and developed by researchers around the…
Converting CO2 into Usable Energy

March 5, 2018

Scientists show that single nickel atoms are an efficient, cost-effective catalyst for converting carbon dioxide into useful chemicals…
Breaking Electron Waves Provide New Clues to High-Temperature Superconductivity

December 6, 2017

Scientists tracked elusive waves of charge and spin that precede and follow the mysterious emergence of superconductivity Superconductors…
Nanoscientists Develop New Material with Controllable Pores

December 5, 2017

What do your skin, the clothes you wear, and the soil you stand on have in common? They…
The Moon and Gravitational Impacts on NSLS-II

October 20, 2017

Night and day, as the moon orbits around earth and the earth around the sun, the gravitational forces…
Scientists Use Machine Learning to Translate ‘Hidden’ Information that Reveals Chemistry in Action

October 11, 2017

New method allows on-the-fly analysis of how catalysts change during reactions, providing crucial information for improving performance Chemistry…
NSLS-II Welcomes New Tool for Studying the Physics of Materials

August 18, 2017

Versatile instrument for precisely studying materials’ structural, electronic, magnetic characteristics arrives at Brookhaven Lab A new instrument for…
‘Organismic learning’ mimics some aspects of human thought

August 15, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A new computing technology called “organismoids” mimics some aspects of human thought by learning…
New Devices to Control X-rays are Less Expensive, Faster to Make

August 14, 2017

Light sources around the world are starting to adopt these Brookhaven-designed devices   Researchers at the U.S. Department…
Scientists Find New Method to Control Electronic Properties of Nanocrystals

August 11, 2017

Researchers from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Stony Brook University, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven…
X-ray Study Reveals Way to Control Molecular Vibrations that Transmit Heat

June 7, 2017

Findings open new pathway for “tuning” materials to ease or insulate against the flow of heat, sound, and…
Scientists Find Static “Stripes” of Electrical Charge in Copper-Oxide Superconductor

October 18, 2016

Fixed arrangement of charges coexists with material’s ability to conduct electricity without resistance Cuprates, or compounds made of…
Study Explores Nanoscale Structure of Thin Films

August 5, 2015

The world’s newest and brightest synchrotron light source—the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) at the U.S. Department of…
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