News From the Past Year
Reshaping the World of Research Through Remote Experimentation
Thursday, January 20, 2022
How the pandemic steered user research facilities on an unexpected journey of adaptation
Top-10 Areas of Amazing Science at Brookhaven Lab in 2021
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Annual roundup of research hits showcases wide-ranging impacts on science and society
New Material Could Pave Way for Better, Safer Batteries
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
A material derived from trees could potentially replace liquid electrolytes in next-generation batteries.
Meet Longtime IBM/Brookhaven Lab Scientist Jean Jordan-Sweet
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Jordan-Sweet retired after a nearly 40-year career based at Brookhaven Lab.
Researchers Team up to get a Clearer Picture of Molten Salts
Monday, November 29, 2021
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge, Brookhaven and Idaho national laboratories and Stony Brook University have developed a novel approach to gain fundamental insights into molten salts, a heat transfer medium important to advanced energy technologies.
Imaging the Chemical Fingerprints of Molecules
Monday, October 25, 2021
Experiment, theory, and simulation show basic chemical properties are imprinted in atomic force microscope images and may help ID unknown molecules.
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.