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December 23, 2019
DOE’s Office of Science shared more than 1500 stories about our research in 2019.
Top Posts of 2019
The most popular posts of the year shared by the Office of Science.
December 20, 2019
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Benjamin Monreal: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Measuring the mass of a neutrino is an international, collaborative effort to develop detection methods and apparatus.
December 16, 2019
The PHENIX detector at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) records many different particles emerging from RHIC collisions, including photons, electrons, muons, and quark-containing particles called hadrons.
The Big Questions: Barbara Jacak on the Quark-Gluon Plasma
Scientists recognized by the 2019 DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientists Fellows Award are pursuing answers to science’s biggest questions.
December 12, 2019
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Youssef M. Marzouk: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Mathematical methods to quantify uncertainties in computer models are the focus of Youssef Marzouk’s research, funded by his 2010 Early Career Award.
December 11, 2019
An artist's impression of a light-induced charge density wave (CDW).
Using Light to Generate Order in an Exotic Material
Physics experiment with ultrafast laser pulses produces a previously unseen phase of matter.
December 9, 2019
Distinguished Scientists Fellow Josh Frieman from Fermilab led the Dark Energy Survey at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.
The Big Questions: Josh Frieman on Dark Energy
Scientists recognized by the 2019 DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientists Fellows Award are pursuing answers to science’s biggest questions.
December 6, 2019
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Antonino Miceli: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Miceli and his team has a developed a new class of quantum detectors which will greatly expand the accessibility of X-ray spectroscopy.
December 5, 2019
An illustration shows how the normal state of a superconducting cuprate abruptly changes when the density of free-flowing electrons is tweaked in a process known as doping.
Study Sheds Light on the Really Peculiar 'Normal' Phase of High-temperature Superconductors
It reveals an abrupt transition in cuprates where particles give up their individuality. The results flip a popular theory on its head.
December 4, 2019
Distinguished Scientists Fellow José Rodriguez from Brookhaven Lab worked with fellow chemist Ping Liu to characterize structural and mechanistic details of a low-temperature catalyst for producing hydrogen gas from water and carbon monoxide.
The Big Questions: José Rodriguez on Catalysts
Scientists recognized by the 2019 DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientists Fellows Award are pursuing answers to science’s biggest questions.
December 2, 2019
Director of the Office of Science Chris Fall recognized the 2019 DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientists Fellows for their exceptional research in a ceremony at the DOE headquarters.
The Big Questions: Recognizing the Scientists Behind the Discoveries
The 2019 DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientists Fellows Awards recognized some of the most outstanding researchers supported by DOE.
November 22, 2019
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Yuantao Ding: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
At SLAC, Yuantao Ding has developed new techniques to capture snapshot images of nature’s fastest phenomena on the smallest scale.
November 20, 2019
Data of the Southern Sky taken from the Dark Energy Camera in Chile is helping scientists increase their understanding of what dark energy is and why the universe is expanding ever faster.
How to Build a 3D Map of the Universe – and Why
Dark energy is causing the universe to expand ever faster; scientists are working to understand this mysterious phenomenon.
November 18, 2019
Nanoparticle catalysts and light drive a reaction that produces bioactive molecules.
Visible Light and Nanoparticle Catalysts Produce Desirable Bioactive Molecules
Simple photochemical method takes advantage of quantum mechanics.
November 15, 2019
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Ivan Bazarov: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Physicist Ivan Bazarov is making advances in beam quality and brightness at Cornell University’s particle accelerator, the Photoinjector.
November 14, 2019
Physicists simulate critical “reheating” period that kickstarted the Big Bang in the universe’s first fractions of a second.
Putting the “Bang” in the Big Bang
Physicists simulate critical “reheating” period that kickstarted the Big Bang in the universe’s first fractions of a second.
November 12, 2019
This NASA satellite image shows flooding at the confluence of the Illinois, Missouri and Mississippi rivers near St. Louis on Aug. 19, 1993.
UCI Study Finds Plant Physiology Will Be Major Contributor to Future River Flooding
By hoarding water underground, vegetation will help saturate soil, boosting rain runoff.
November 7, 2019
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Christina Markert: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
University of Texas at Austin professor Christina Markert is investigating the nuclear evolution of the universe.
November 6, 2019
Drexel researchers have developed a way to coat cellulose yarn with flakes of a type of conductive, two-dimensional material, called MXene, to imbue it with the conductivity and durability it needs to be knit into functional fabrics.
That New Yarn?! — Wearable, Washable Textile Devices Are Possible With MXene-Coated Yarns
Drexel researchers have developed a way to coat cellulose yarn with flakes of a type of conductive, two-dimensional material called MXene.
November 4, 2019
Graduate student Jennifer Lee uses a large transmission electron microscope, housed in the Singh Center, to take a closer look at the nanomaterials and nanocrystals that are synthesized in the lab.
Researchers Think Small to Make Progress Toward Better Fuel Cells
A collaborative study describes how fuel cells can be developed using nanomaterials to be more cost-effective and efficient in the long term.
November 1, 2019
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Christiane Jablonowski: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Her EC award supported work to develop climate circulation models with state-of-the-art techniques for resolving multiple scales.
October 30, 2019
Rubbery segments in a ribbon-shaped polymer membrane make it super-stretchy. It also has the ability to heal itself after a cut or break.
Stitching It All Together
Scientists are working to develop materials that can reinforce or heal themselves, just like their biological counterparts.
October 29, 2019
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument
DESI Opens Its 5,000 Eyes to Capture the Colors of the Cosmos
With installation near completion, new sky-surveying instrument begins final testing.
October 28, 2019
Researchers have developed a tiny nanolaser that can function inside of living tissues without harming them.
Tiny, Biocompatible Nanolaser Could Function Inside Living Tissues
Nanolaser has potential to treat neurological disorders or sense disease biomarkers.
October 25, 2019
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Christine M. Thomas: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
The Ohio State University chemistry professor Christine M. Thomas designs catalysts to make fuels more energy efficient and environmentally benign.
October 23, 2019
Different colored fluorescent labels allow the researchers to track which fiber type is attached to which bead.
For Gut Microbes, Not All Types of Fiber Are Created Equal
Beneficial microbes pursue certain types of dietary fiber, findings that could aid design of foods.