Brookhaven National Laboratory News 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. en-us (BNL Web Services) Brookhaven National Laboratory News New Clues About a Brain Protein with High Affinity for Valium High-resolution structure could lead to design of more effective drugs with fewer side effects; biochemical assays uncover possible role in degrading destructive oxygen compounds. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:00:00 EST Nanoscale Mirrored Cavities Amplify, Connect Quantum Memories Constructing tiny "mirrors" to trap light increases the efficiency with which photons can pick up and transmit information about electronic spin states, essential for scaling up quantum memories for functional quantum computing systems and networks. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:00 EST Self-Assembled Nanotextures Create Antireflective Surface on Silicon Solar Cells Scientists show that etching a nanoscale texture onto silicon creates an antireflective surface that works as well as state-of-the-art thin-film multilayer coatings. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:00:00 EST Self-Destructive Effects of Magnetically-Doped Ferromagnetic Topological Insulators A new atomic-scale study of the surface properties of a ferromagnetic topological insulator reveals that these materials may not be what they had seemed. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:00:00 EST Statement from Brookhaven Lab Director on New York State Partnership One of the most important aspects of Brookhaven Science Associates' recent winning proposal to manage and operate Brookhaven National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy was BSA's and New York State's pledge to deepen and strengthen their partnership in the area of energy science & technology. This weekend's announcement by Governor Cuomo is a very significant step in advancing that partnership. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:30:00 EST Solar Cell Polymers with Multiplied Electrical Output New family of materials produces "twin" electrical charges on single molecules, potentially paving the way for easy manufacture of more efficient solar devices. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 11:00:00 EST World's Most Powerful Camera Receives Funding Approval The 3,200-megapixel centerpiece of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), which will provide unprecedented details of the universe and help address some of its biggest mysteries, has received key "Critical Decision 2" approval from the DOE. Fri, 9 Jan 2015 16:30:00 EST Daedalus Quartet to Give a Recital at Brookhaven Lab, January 28 The Daedalus Quartet will give a recital at Brookhaven Lab at noon on January 28 in Berkner Hall. The program will include Robert Schumann's Quartet in F, Op. 41 no. 2, and the Sibelius Quartet Op. 56 'Voces Intimae'. Fri, 9 Jan 2015 08:30:00 EST Compact Batteries Enhanced By Spontaneous Silver Matrix Formations Brookhaven Lab and Stony Brook University scientists use x-rays to map internal atomic transformations and advance promising lithium-based batteries. Thu, 8 Jan 2015 14:00:00 EST 2014's Top-10 Scientific Achievements at Brookhaven Lab From new insights into the building blocks of matter to advances in understanding batteries, superconductors, and a protein that could help fight cancer, 2014 was a year of stunning successes for the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. Mon, 5 Jan 2015 07:30:00 EST