Brookhaven National Laboratory News Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies. Brookhaven also builds and operates major facilities available to university, industrial, and government scientists. en-us Brookhaven Lab Summer School Helps Develop Tomorrow&#039;s Nuclear Chemistry Experts Students receive hands-on training and introduction to careers in energy, environmental science, and medicine. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 07:30:00 EST Blazing Trails at Brookhaven Lab&#039;s Center for Functional Nanomaterials (Video) Take a video tour of the CFN&#39;s cutting-edge, collaborative research into energy solutions, nanomaterial self-assembly, and <em>operando</em> experimentation. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 07:30:00 EST Stony Brook Receives $2.5 Million DOE Grant for Transformational Energy Technology A Stony Brook University research team, which includes Brookhaven Lab staff, has been awarded $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy&#39;s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop a system that condenses water vapor from power plants in order to provide supplemental cooling for the plant and reduce water use. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 07:30:00 EST Sodium-Ion Batteries Offer Surprising Stability Over Cycles 3D measurements of microstructures reveal that sodium&#39;s larger ion size does not degrade battery materials as much as previously thought. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:30:00 EST X-Rays and Electrons Join Forces To Map Catalytic Reactions in Real-Time New technique combines electron microscopy and synchrotron x-rays at Brookhaven Lab to track chemical reactions under real operating conditions. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 EST Sweeping Lasers Snap Together Nanoscale Geometric Grids New technique developed by Brookhaven Lab scientists rapidly creates multi-layered, self-assembled grids with fully customizable shapes and compositions. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:15:00 EST Workshop Participants Outline Projects to Advance Smart Grid Resilience As the Smart Grid movement gains traction with science, government, and industry, information sharing becomes ever more critical. Brookhaven Lab&rsquo;s series of workshops focused on grid resiliency have become important venues for education and collaboration. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:30:00 EST DNA Double Helix Does Double Duty in Assembling Arrays of Nanoparticles Synthetic pieces of biological molecule form framework and glue for making nanoparticle clusters and arrays. Mon, 25 May 2015 11:00:00 EST Engineering Phase Changes in Nanoparticle Arrays Scientists alter attractive and repulsive forces between DNA-linked particles to make dynamic, phase-shifting forms of nanomaterials. Mon, 25 May 2015 11:00:00 EST 505th Brookhaven Lecture on Wednesday, 5/27: &#039;Scanning the Structure of Steel From Nuclear Reactor Vessels&#039; Nearly one fifth of all electricity produced in the United States in 2014 came from nuclear power plants. Scientists at Brookhaven Lab are using new tools&#8212;including the National Synchrotron Light Source II&#8212;to help determine how to safely extend the lives of existing plants and those that could be built in the future. Wed, 20 May 2015 07:30:00 EST