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 Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity X-rays reveal how rapidly vanishing 'charge stripes' may be behind laser-induced high-temperature superconductivity. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:30:00 EST Energy Research Facility Construction Project at Brookhaven Lab Wins U.S. Energy Secretary's Achievement Award A laboratory construction project completed for energy research at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory—the Interdisciplinary Science Building —has been named a winner of the DOE Secretary's Achievement Award. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:30:00 EST 494th Brookhaven Lecture on Wednesday, 4/16 Energy consumption around the world is projected to approximately triple by the end of the century. Improved solar cells will be crucial to meet future demand with renewable energy sources. On Wednesday, April 16, join Matthew Eisaman for the 494th Brookhaven Lecture, titled "Manipulating Light to Understand and Improve Solar Cells." Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:30:00 EST Scientists Track 3D Nanoscale Changes in Rechargeable Battery Material During Operation First 3D nanoscale observations of microstructural degradation during charge-discharge cycles could point to new ways to engineer battery electrode materials for better performance. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:30:00 EST U.S. Energy Secretary Visits Brookhaven Lab's ARPA-E Booth U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz stopped by the Brookhaven Lab booth at the ARPA-E meeting in National Harbor, MD. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 07:30:00 EST Superconductivity in Orbit: Scientists Find New Path to Loss-Free Electricity Brookhaven Lab researchers used electron diffraction to capture the distribution of multiple orbital electrons and help explain the emergence of superconductivity in iron-based materials. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST Roots to Shoots: Hormone transport in plants deciphered Regulating hormone distribution mechanisms in plants could lead to sustainable bioenergy crops with increased growth and reduced needs for fertilizer. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 07:30:00 EST Lab Workshop on Predicting Weather Impacts on Utilities A workshop at Brookhaven Lab brought together participants representing utilities, universities and national laboratories to explore how to identify and predict weather impacts on utility systems, specifically the electric grid. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 07:30:00 EST Top-10 Brookhaven Lab Breakthroughs of 2013 2013 was a banner year for science at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory—from our contributions to Nobel Prize-winning research to new insights into catalysts, superconductors, and other materials key to advancing energy-efficient technologies. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 07:30:00 EST Disordered Materials Hold Promise for Better Batteries MIT and BNL researchers find that contrary to conventional wisdom, cathodes made of disordered lithium compounds can perform better than perfectly ordered ones. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 07:30:00 EST