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 Electrochemical 'Fingers' Unlock Battery's Inner Potential Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and collaborating institutes have tracked real-time reaction pathways in 3D to uncover new nanoscale clues to increasing lithium-ion battery capacity and optimizing performance. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:30:00 EST Meet Joe Garlow Brookhaven Lab Intern Joseph Garlow is conducting energy research side-by-side with researchers to help develop new efficient fuel cell, electronic, and energy technologies. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 07:30:00 EST 502nd Brookhaven Lecture on Wednesday, 2/25: 'Expanding Plant Oil Production: Learning How to Make Leaves Fat' Increasing the amount of crops grown for fuel reduces the amount space available for crops grown for food, so scientists at Brookhaven Lab are developing ways to "fatten up" plants to increase oil production. This research could lead to greater amounts of fuel produced from fewer acres of farmland. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 07:30:00 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 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 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 Brookhaven Lab Smart Grid Resiliency Workshop Focuses on Microgrids Microgrids, stand-alone power generation and distribution networks, may provide critically important capabilities to strengthen electric grid resiliency following significant weather events. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 07:30:00 EST 499th Brookhaven Lecture on Wednesday, 11/19: 'Artificial Photosynthesis: Making and Breaking Bonds with Protons and Electrons' It's not really fair to compare plants with people. Plants can't earn expensive four-year degrees, and they don't keep up with the latest studies linking carb-heavy diets and obesity. But when it comes to this, plants have humans beat—and energy researchers at Brookhaven Lab are on the case. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:30:00 EST Multilaboratory Collaboration Brings New X-ray Detector to Light Scientists from Brookhaven, Fermilab, and Argonne design and build a new detector based on 3-D technology that processes samples with microsecond timing and nanoscale sensitivity. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:30:00 EST