Monday, June 18, 2012 | Presented by Darío Arena
In the 478th Brookhaven Lecture Darío Arena explains the fundamentals of magnetic materials — including a concept called angular momentum, which can be illustrated by a balancing gyroscope — as well as researchers' tools and techniques for investigating these materials at BNL's National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS). Read More
In the 486th Brookhaven Lecture, Yong Chu illustrates unique challenges and innovative approaches for x-ray microscopy at the nanoscale — measured in billionths of a meter. He also discusses measurement capabilities for the first science experiments at NSLS-II.
In the 483rd Brookhaven Lecture, Andrei Fluerasu discusses how techniques called coherent x-ray scattering and x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy, and the future National Synchrotron Light Source II will provide unprecedented capabilities for studying the structure and dynamics of complex materials.
Ever imagined that an Xbox controller could help open a window into a world spanning just one billionth of a meter? Brookhaven Lab’s Ray Conley grows cutting-edge optics called multilayer Laue lenses (MLL) one atomic layer at a time to focus high-energy x-rays to within a single nanometer. To achieve this focusing feat, Ray uses a massive, custom-built atomic deposition device, an array of computers, and a trusty Xbox controller. These lenses will be deployed at the Lab's National Synchrotron Light Source II, due to begin shining super-bright light on pressing scientific puzzles in 2015.
Professor José Luis Ruvalcaba of the National Autonomous University of Mexico speaks on "The Science in Unraveling the Mysteries of Pre-Columbian Artifacts." This talk is sponsored by the National Synchrotron Light Source and Brookhaven Women in Science.
In the 474th Brookhaven Lecture Oleg Gang discusses how Brookhaven scientists have devised a way of using strands of synthetic DNA attached to the surface of nanoparticles to instruct them to self-assemble into nanoscale structures, clusters, and three-dimensional organizations.
Eric Dooryhee explains that a synchrotron is an exceptionally powerful source of light (from x-rays to infrared), which permits fast, sensitive experiments to be done without damage on minute samples of objects, using a range of analytical techniques and allowing measurements to be made below the surface.
At Brookhaven National Laboratory on October 13, 2010, construction workers, Brookhaven and Department of Energy officials, invited guests, and Lab staff signed the final beam to close the ring building of the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), under construction since 2009.
A new program announced today at the U.S. Department of Energys Brookhaven National Laboratory will give high school teachers and their students access to multi-million-dollar instruments at one of the nations premier scientific facilities. In its first year, this program — Introducing Synchrotrons into the Classroom (InSynC) — is expected to engage dozens of teachers and students in hands-on experiments at Brookhavens National Synchrotron Light Source.
When the NSLS-II is running, electrons traveling at nearly the speed of light and forced by magnets around a circular storage ring will produce energy in the form of light known as synchrotron radiation. Lead and concrete shielding around the injector and storage rings and along the beamlines will provide protection against these photons and neutrons, and radiation exposure to personnel working on the NSLS-II floor will be quite low. In this video, BNLs lead structural engineer Tom Joos describes how higher-density concrete can be used where shielding is particularly necessary.
The U.S. Department of Energys Brookhaven National Laboratory is receiving $260.9 million in new science funding from President Obamas American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, principally to accelerate construction of the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a new $912-million project that began construction in 2009. The funds are part of $1.2 billion announced by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu from funding allocated under the Recovery Act to DOEs Office of Science. The funds will support an array of Office of Science-sponsored construction, laboratory infrastructure, and research projects across the nation.
Workers at the NSLS-II ring building construction site recently completed the first complicated concrete pour for the approximately 19-ft.-tall walls of the Utility Tunnel. The continuous pour was the first of its kind, as previous pours have been for footings and the foundations of footings. The construction team has estimated the entire project will use 40,000 cubic yards of concrete. To date, they have used 1,000 cubic yards, leaving 39,000 cubic yards of concrete to go!
The first bits of the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) ring building are now taking shape after the concrete-pouring process for the new, world-class facility began on Monday, July 20. Once complete, the 400,000 square-foot building will house the accelerator ring, the largest component of the machine.
Brookhaven Lab announces that it is beginning construction of the conventional facilities at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a project that will advance energy research for the nation and create hundreds of jobs for Long Island over the next several years.
A tour of Brookhaven's National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS). The NSLS is one of the world's most widely used scientific research facilities, hosting more than 2,500 guest researchers each year. The NSLS provides intense beams of infrared, ultraviolet, and x-ray light for basic and applied research in physics, chemistry, medicine, geophysics, environmental, and materials sciences.
The weeklong crash course is designed to introduce participants to the best and latest equipment and techniques for macromolecular x-ray crystallography. The students also get to meet and learn from the leading developers of software in the field, and then actually use the NSLS beamlines to collect data. The course is offered by Brookhaven Labs Biology and National Synchrotron Light Source departments, and reflects an educational component of the PXRR (Macromolecular Crystallography Research Resource), funded jointly by the National Center for Research Resources a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Department of Energys Office for Biological & Environmental Research.
The National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory is a proposed new state-of-the-art medium energy storage ring designed to deliver world-leading brightness and flux with top-off operation for constant output. The facility will be able to produce x-rays up to 10,000 times brighter than those produced at the existing NSLS. Design and engineering of the new light source began in 2007 and construction and operations are expected to being in 2009 and 2015, respectively.
One of ten national laboratories overseen and primarily funded by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies and national security. Brookhaven Lab also builds and operates major scientific facilities available to university, industry and government researchers. Brookhaven is operated and managed for DOE's Office of Science by Brookhaven Science Associates, a limited-liability company founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, the largest academic user of Laboratory facilities, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.