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 New York State Funds Brookhaven Lab to Study Use of Radar to Predict Storm Electrical Outages Brookhaven National Lab has received $250,000 from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to investigate how weather radar data can be used in real time to speed restoration of electric utility systems during and after significant weather events. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:30:00 EST New Method Provides Nanoscale Details of Electrochemical Reactions in Electric Vehicle Battery Materials Using a new method to track the electrochemical reactions in a common electric vehicle battery material under operating conditions, scientists have revealed new insight into why fast charging inhibits this material&#39;s performance.&nbsp; Mon, 4 Aug 2014 05:00:00 EST Nanostructured Metal-Oxide Catalyst Efficiently Converts CO<sub>2</sub> to Methanol Scientists have discovered a new catalytic system for converting carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>) to methanol&#8212;a key commodity used to create a wide range of industrial chemicals and fuels.&nbsp; Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:00:00 EST Funding Renewed for Brookhaven&#039;s Center for Emergent Superconductivity, a DOE Energy Frontier Research Center The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced an extension of funding totaling $14 million over four years for&nbsp;the Center for Emergent Superconductivity,&nbsp;an Energy Frontier Research Center&nbsp;led by Brookhaven Lab&nbsp;with partners from the University of Illinois and Argonne National Laboratory. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:15:00 EST DNA-Linked Nanoparticles Form Switchable &#039;Thin Films&#039; on a Liquid Surface Scientists seeking ways to engineer the assembly of particles measuring billionths of a meter have achieved a new first&#8212;the formation of a single layer of nanoparticles on a liquid surface where the properties of the layer can be easily switched. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:30:00 EST Ionic Liquid Boosts Efficiency of CO<sub>2</sub> Reduction Catalyst Wouldn&#39;t it be nice to use solar- or wind-generated electricity to turn excess carbon dioxide&#8212;one of the gases trapping heat in Earth&rsquo;s atmosphere&#8212;into fuels and other useful chemicals?" Fri, 6 Jun 2014 07:30:00 EST Complex Calculations at CFN: Meet Mark Hybertsen Mark Hybertsen, a scientist in the Lab&rsquo;s Center for Functional Nanomaterials, together with members of his group is researching new strategies that will help meet the unprecedented challenges the world faces for energy solutions. Mon, 2 Jun 2014 07:30:00 EST Scientists Pinpoint the Creeping Nanocrystals Behind Lithium-Ion Battery Degradation Two breakthrough studies led by national labs reveal the nanoscale structural changes that degrade battery performance during cycles of charge and discharge. Thu, 29 May 2014 07:30:00 EST Brookhaven Lab Smart Grid Workshop Focuses on Resiliency During Emergencies Brookhaven National Lab is sponsoring a series of workshops to sustain an ongoing dialogue about the resiliency of the grid, examining the issues involved, and acquainting utilities with the technology available to help in the planning process. Wed, 21 May 2014 07:30:00 EST MIT/National Labs Team Visualizes Complex Electronic State A multidisciplinary group solves the mystery of how a potential battery electrode material behaves. Wed, 21 May 2014 07:30:00 EST