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 Bacteria Tracked Feeding Nitrogen to Nutrient-Starved Plants Scientists measured accelerated growth in plants colonized by bacteria that pull nitrogen from the air and release it into soil. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 07:30:00 EST Copper Atoms Bring a Potential New Battery Material to Life Scientists track electrochemical reactions in cutting-edge battery materials in real time using &ldquo;in-operando&rdquo; synchrotron techniques, revealing important clues for the future design and development of more powerful, longer-lasting lithium-ion batteries. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:30:00 EST Scientist Eric Stach Named Special Assistant for New <em>Operando</em> Initiative at Brookhaven Lab Stach will lead ongoing research that focuses on real-time, real-world energy experiments at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials and National Synchrotron Light Source II. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:30:00 EST Brookhaven National Lab&#39;s Tom Butcher Honored for Biodiesel Research Butcher was recognized for playing &ldquo;an instrumental role in the technical research&rdquo; that led to the designation of six to 20 percent biodiesel blends as fuels. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:30:00 EST Four Scientists With Major Contributions to Research at Brookhaven Lab Named American Physical Society Fellows Four scientists who have made significant contributions to ongoing research at the U.S. Department of Energy&#39;s Brookhaven National Laboratory were among those recently named Fellows of the American Physical Society, the world&#39;s second-largest organization of physicists. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 07:30:00 EST Electrochemical &#039;Fingers&#039; Unlock Battery&#039;s Inner Potential Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy&rsquo;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: &#039;Expanding Plant Oil Production: Learning How to Make Leaves Fat&#039; 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