News From the Past Year
Researchers "Watch" Molten Salts Carve Tiny Nooks and Tunnels into Metal Alloys in 3D
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
The study helps explain corrosion by molten salts, knowledge that is critical for developments in nuclear and solar energy technologies.
Fueling Scientific Discovery and Communication
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
This year’s virtual National Synchrotron Light Source II & Center for Functional Nanomaterials Users' Meeting featured 12 scientific workshops and two plenary sessions, showing the breadth of scientific discoveries at both national user facilities.
Catalyst Study Advances Carbon-Dioxide-to-Ethanol Conversion
Friday, September 10, 2021
Combination of theory and experiment shows how a three-part catalyst helps transform excess CO2 into useable ethanol.
X-ray Technique Sheds Fresh Light on Correlated Metals
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
A team of researchers used resonant inelastic x-ray spectroscopy to study correlated metals.
Through the Thin-film Glass, Researchers Spot a New Liquid Phase
Friday, August 13, 2021
A new study on thin films of glass shows how they can be fabricated to be denser and more stable, providing a framework for new applications and devices through better design.
Student Researchers Published Study on Micrometeorites
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
The team used x-rays to help understand these extraterrestrial particles that explain the geology and chemistry of Earth and beyond.
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”