Office of Science

Feature Video

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded for research in lithium ion battery technology.

Capacity – the Potential and Power for Change

Science Headlines

Staircase to the Stars: Turbulence in Fusion Plasmas May Not Be All Bad
Researchers find that enhanced turbulence in the edge of the plasma may actually improve the thermal insulation required to achieve fusion energy.
Learn More
Bio-circuitry Mimics Synapses and Neurons in a Step Toward Sensory Computing
Researchers demonstrate bio-inspired devices that accelerate routes to neuromorphic, or brain-like, computing.
Learn More
Argonne’s Ian Foster named SC Distinguished Scientists Fellow
Newly established DOE award will provide $1 million in funding to support Foster’s pioneering research on data, computing and artificial intelligence.
Learn More
Barbara Jacak Receives 2019 Distinguished Scientists Fellow Award
Berkeley Lab scientist's $1M award will support research collaborations with academic institutions.
Learn More
Fermilab and University of Chicago Scientist Josh Frieman Awarded $1 Million by DOE Office of Science
Frieman says he will use the funding to support his cosmic research program and to foster tighter connections in cosmic frontier research.
Learn More
Giving ATLAS a Boost
New twin enhancements dramatically improve beam quality.
Learn More
InnovationXLab Summit Brings Industry, National Laboratories Together Around Artificial Intelligence
Summit kicks off the conversation between laboratories, companies about how AI can transform society.
Learn More
Two Brookhaven Lab Scientists Named DOE Office of Science Distinguished Fellows
Sally Dawson and Jose Rodriguez will each receive $1 million in funding over 3 years to pursue new research objectives within their respective fields.
Learn More
Bob Ellis: New Chief Engineer Has Designed Components for Fusion Experiments Around the World
Ellis has spent almost four decades designing and overseeing construction of components of some of the world’s biggest fusion experiments.
Learn More
Scientists Pinpoint Cause of Harmful Dendrites and Whiskers in Lithium Batteries
Team modifies electrolyte chemistry to prevent the piercing structures.
Learn More

University Research News

One Small Step for Electrons, One Giant Leap for Quantum Computers
Researchers have demonstrated their method of transferring the state of electrons, showing a viable approach to relaying information over distance.
Learn More
Core Leaf-bound Microbes Identified for Two Key Bioenergy Crops
Scientists have focused on understanding more about the plant regions above the soil where these microbes can live, called the phyllosphere.
Learn More
Gem-like Nanoparticles of Precious Metals Shine as Catalysts
A research team has developed a new method for making highly desirable catalysts from metal nanoparticles that could lead to better fuel cells
Learn More
Tough Errors Are No Match for APL Team Exploring Quantum Science
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has been tapped by the DOE to develop advanced quantum computing and networking technologies.
Learn More
Just Add Water
Chemists at UC Santa Barbara uncover a mechanism behind doping organic semiconductors.
Learn More
BBCE’s Hammond Lands Distinguished Department of Energy Award
Karl Hammond earned recognition for his project, “Lithium–Divertor Interactions and Helium/Hydrogen Trapping in Lithiated Metals.”
Learn More
UCI Scientists Project Northward Expansion of Valley Fever By End of 21st Century
Climate change expected to accelerate spread of sometimes-fatal fungal infection.
Learn More
KATRIN Cuts the Mass Estimate for the Elusive Neutrino in Half
An international team of scientists has announced a breakthrough in its quest to measure the mass of the neutrino.
Learn More
Team Discovers Polymorph Selection During Crystal Growth Can Be Thermodynamically Driven
Lehigh University scientists show that kinetic effects may be unable to fully explain the appearance of structural transformations.
Learn More
Paramagnetic Spins Take Electrons for a Ride, Produce Electricity from Heat
A team of researchers have observed that local thermal perturbations of spins in a solid can convert heat to energy even in a paramagnetic material.
Learn More