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 Toyota to Use Brookhaven Lab&#039;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. 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. 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. &nbsp; Tue, 7 Oct 2014 16:00:00 EST DOE &#039;Knowledgebase&#039; Links Biologists, Computer Scientists to Solve Energy, Environmental Issues With this tool from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), biologists don&rsquo;t have to be programmers to answer big computational questions. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:30:00 EST Brookhaven Physicist Ivan Bozovic Elected to European Academy of Sciences Ivan Bozovic has been elected to Academia Europea&#8212;the European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences&#8212;in recognition of his lifetime achievements in advancing research and theory on superconductors and other complex materials. &nbsp;&nbsp; Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:30:00 EST 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