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 DNA Double Helix Does Double Duty in Assembling Arrays of Nanoparticles Synthetic pieces of biological molecule form framework and glue for making nanoparticle clusters and arrays. Mon, 25 May 2015 11:00:00 EST Engineering Phase Changes in Nanoparticle Arrays Scientists alter attractive and repulsive forces between DNA-linked particles to make dynamic, phase-shifting forms of nanomaterials. Mon, 25 May 2015 11:00:00 EST 504th Brookhaven Lecture on Wednesday, 5/27: &#039;Scanning the Structure of Steel From Nuclear Reactor Vessels&#039; Nearly one fifth of all electricity produced in the United States in 2014 came from nuclear power plants. Scientists at Brookhaven Lab are using new tools&#8212;including the National Synchrotron Light Source II&#8212;to help determine how to safely extend the lives of existing plants and those that could be built in the future. Wed, 20 May 2015 07:30:00 EST Beetlejuice! Secrets of beetle sprays unlocked at the Advanced Photon Source Brookhaven scientist Wah-Keat Lee used x-rays at Argonne Lab&#39;s light source to get the first-ever look inside the living bombardier beetle as it sprays its caustic toxin.&nbsp; Tue, 5 May 2015 07:30:00 EST 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