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. http://www.bnl.gov en-us www@bnl.gov http://www.bnl.gov/world/images/BNLlogo_4web.gif http://www.bnl.gov 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. http://www.bnl.gov/energy/news.asp?a=1685&t=pr 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. http://www.bnl.gov/energy/news.asp?a=1691&t=pr 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. http://www.bnl.gov/energy/news.asp?a=1689&t=pr 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.  http://www.bnl.gov/energy/news.asp?a=1687&t=pr 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. http://www.bnl.gov/energy/news.asp?a=5212&t=today 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. http://www.bnl.gov/energy/news.asp?a=5331&t=today 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. http://www.bnl.gov/energy/news.asp?a=5327&t=today Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:30:00 EST Toyota to Use Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials to Advance Vehicle Battery Tech Scientists will collaborate with Brookhaven Lab experts and use world-leading electron microscopes to explore the real-time electrochemical reactions in promising new batteries. http://www.bnl.gov/energy/news.asp?a=5125&t=today Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:30:00 EST Tracking Heat-Driven Decay in Leading Electric Vehicle Batteries Scientists reveal the atomic-scale structural and electronic degradations that plague rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and make them vulnerable during high-temperature operations. http://www.bnl.gov/energy/news.asp?a=5127&t=today Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:30:00 EST Researchers Pump Up Oil Accumulation in Plant Leaves A series of detailed genetic studies points scientists to a new way to dramatically increase the accumulation of oil in plant leaves, an abundant source of biomass for fuel production.   http://www.bnl.gov/energy/news.asp?a=1668&t=pr Tue, 7 Oct 2014 16:00:00 EST