News From the Past Year
Understanding the Physics in New Metals
Monday, July 19, 2021
Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new method for complex X-ray studies that will aid in better understanding so-called correlated metals.
Brookhaven Lab Physicist Receives Microanalysis Society's Peter Duncumb Award
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
The Microanalysis Society award recognizes Yimei Zhu’s contributions to materials research through electron microscopy advancements.
Uncovering Hidden Local States in a Quantum Material
Monday, June 28, 2021
States of local broken symmetry at high temperature may enable technologically relevant properties arising at much-lower temperature.
Lighting Up Ultrafast Magnetism in a Metal Oxide
Monday, June 7, 2021
Understanding how magnetic correlations change over short timescales is the first step in being able to control magnetism for applications.
Physicists Uncover Secrets of World's Thinnest Superconductor
Friday, May 28, 2021
Scientists report the first experimental evidence that explains the unusual electronic behavior behind the world’s thinnest superconductor.
Research Team Develops New Class of Soft Materials
Monday, May 24, 2021
A team of materials scientists at the University of Virginia School of Engineering has developed a soft material with promise of new treatments in the future.
Physicists Find a Novel Way to Switch Antiferromagnetism On and Off
Thursday, May 6, 2021
This approach could lead to faster, denser, and more secure memory devices.
ANSTO's X-ray Techniques Support Improvements in Solar
Friday, April 30, 2021
Advanced X-ray techniques have revealed new structural details about the specific arrangement of atoms in conjugated polymers.
Mapping the Electronic States in an Exotic Superconductor
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
The maps point to the composition range necessary for topological superconductivity, a state that could enable more robust quantum computing.
AI Agent Helps Identify Material Properties Faster
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
High-throughput X-ray diffraction measurements generate huge amounts of data. The agent renders them usable more quickly.
Magnetism Meets Topology on a Superconductor's Surface
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
This unusual electronic energy structure could be harnessed for future quantum information science and electronics.
Argonne Scientists Help Explain Phenomenon in Hardware That Could Revolutionize AI
Monday, March 15, 2021
A team of scientists from national laboratories and universities has developed a device that can sort information similarly to the most sophisticated machine known to mankind: the human brain.
Light-induced Twisting of Weyl Nodes Switches on Giant Electron Current
Monday, January 18, 2021
The discovery could be useful in the development of quantum computers and electronics with high speed and low energy consumption.
Brookhaven Lab's Top-10 Stories of 2020
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
With all the remarkable changes and challenges that took place in 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory had a banner year in science.
Single-Crystal Technology Holds Promise for Next-Generation Lithium-Ion Batteries
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Researchers create high-performance single-crystal nickel-rich cathodes, identify cause of harmful ‘crystal gliding’ in batteries that power electric vehicles
Brookhaven's Ivan Bozovic Wins 2021 James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Bozovic and collaborators were recognized for developing a method to make complex oxides and discovering new phenomena in these materials
New 'Genomic' Method Reveals Atomic Arrangements of Battery Material
Monday, November 9, 2020
Computation-enabled screening of all plausible structures zeros in on atomic-level details of promising sodium-ion battery material
A New Approach for Studying Electric Charge Arrangements in a Superconductor
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
X-ray scattering yields new information on “charge density waves”
DOE's Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program Selects 52 Outstanding U.S. Graduate Students
Monday, October 5, 2020
Students will perform thesis research at national laboratories, including in chemistry/materials science and nuclear physics at Brookhaven
Brookhaven Lab's Evgeny Nazaretski Named a Battelle 'Inventor of the Year'
Thursday, September 10, 2020
The award recognizes Nazaretski’s achievements in synchrotron light source instrumentation developments
Quirky Response to Magnetism Presents Quantum Physics Mystery
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Magnetic topological insulators could be just right for making qubits, but this one doesn’t obey the rules.
Microwaving New Materials
Friday, September 4, 2020
Reeja Jayan has made a breakthrough in our understanding of how microwaves affect materials chemistry, laying the groundwork for tailor-made ceramic materials with new electronic, thermal, and mechanical properties.