News From the Past Year
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.
Investigating 3D-Printed Structures in Real Time
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Scientists used ultrabright x-rays to watch the developing structure of a 3D-printed part evolve during the printing process
Lab Resolves Origin of Perovskite Instability
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Researchers have demystified the reasons for instability in an inorganic perovskite that has attracted wide attention for its potential in creating highly efficient solar cells.
Apart Yet Together: Virtual 2020 NSLS-II & CFN Users' Meeting
Friday, June 26, 2020
A record-breaking number of attendees gathered virtually at the NSLS-II & CFN Users’ Meeting to discuss the most recent developments in photon science and nanoscience.
Electrons Break Rotational Symmetry in Exotic Low-Temp Superconductor
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
This odd behavior may promote the material’s ability upon cooling to perfectly conduct electricity in a way unexplained by standard theories.
New Discovery Helps Close the Gap Towards Optically-Controlled Quantum Computation
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
A light-induced switching mechanism in an exotic material could enable high-speed, low-energy-consumption quantum computing.
Two is Better Than One
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Scientists fit two co-catalysts on one nanosheet for better water purification.
Scientists See Energy Gap Modulations in a Cuprate Superconductor
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
New measurements cinch the case for a ‘pair density wave’ coexisting with superconductivity
Quantum Effect Triggers Unusual Material Expansion
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Findings about a material that expands dramatically when cooled should open new avenues for designing alloys for aviation and other applications.
Scientists Observe Superconductivity in Meteorites
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Scientists at the University of California San Diego and Brookhaven Lab discovered two meteorites with superconductive grains.