October 16, 2012
"NSLS Enables Critical Assessment of Proposed Solar Material"
"Scientists Create Low-Lignin Plants with Improved Potential for Biofuel Production"
"Topological Insulator Shows Promise for New Class of Room-Temperature Electronics"
"Scientists Discover Bilayer Structure in Efficient Solar Material"
This is a sampling of energy research at the National Synchrotron Light Source that made headlines over the past six months or so. The facilities at Brookhaven Lab – like NSLS and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials – are enabling advances that push beyond the limitations of current energy technologies. NSLS-II, producing x-rays 10,000 brighter than NSLS, will provide a much more powerful tool for exploring new energy technologies.
Earlier this month, both light sources were represented at the 2012 GE Technology Summit. Sponsored by GE Global Research, headquartered in Niskayuna, New York, the two-day meeting had sessions on renewable-energy technologies, high-performance computing, materials, and “smart” grid, which refers to computerizing the electric utility grid.
At such scientific gatherings, where we can build relationships and encourage collaborations with external partners, we are pleased to share our scientific capabilities. These are some of the examples of work presented at the GE meeting:
NSLS continues to be a very productive facility, hosting nearly 2,400 users and producing close to 900 publications every year. The NSLS-II era is just around the corner, with the construction project over 80 percent complete and commissioning of the initial suite of beamlines slated for 2014.
2012-3413 | INT/EXT | Media & Communications Office
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