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

Professor Stan Whittingham about Li-ion Industry and Supply Chain

Science Headlines

Catching a Battery in the Act
Lithium-ion battery operation revealed in real time by scientists at the NorthEast Center for Chemical Energy Storage.
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Researchers Get Most Comprehensive View Yet of Lithium-ion Battery Electrode Damage
What they learned could help manufacturers design more reliable and longer-lasting batteries for smartphones and cars.
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What is a Molecular Movie?
Molecular movie-making is both an art and a science; the results let us watch how nature works on the smallest scales.
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Fusion—Heating the Core
A new method uses microwaves to raise the plasma’s temperature closer to the extreme values reached in a fusion energy reactor’s exhaust system.
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Alumni from African School of Physics Come to Brookhaven Lab for Hands-on Work Experience
Nine alumni from the African School of Physics were able to travel to Brookhaven Lab to pursue projects consistent with their academic research.
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Teams of Rivals: PNNL and LAS Collaborate on Machine Learning
PNNL scientists lead hands-on analytical sciences activity for U.S. intelligence community at LAS.
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Fermilab and University of Bern Join Forces for Neutrino Physics
The University of Bern in Switzerland & DOE's Fermilab signed an agreement to collaborate on neutrino experiments to be carried out at the laboratory.
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A Community Effort to Understand Plant-Soil-Aerosol Interactions
Upcoming EMSL Integration 2019 conference reaches across disciplines.
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Supercomputing, Neutrons Unite to Unravel Structures of Intrinsically Disordered Protein
Scientists have created the most accurate 3D model yet of an intrinsically disordered protein, revealing the ensemble of its atomic-level structures.
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How Long Does Memory Last? For Shape Memory Alloys, the Longer the Better
Samples were heated inside the transmission electron microscope (TEM), so that scientists could observe the martensitic phase transition in real time.
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University Research News

Binghamton University Professor Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry
M. Stanley Whittingham won the prize for pioneering research leading to the development of the lithium-ion battery.
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Nobel Prize in Chemistry Goes to John Goodenough of The University of Texas at Austin
John B. Goodenough, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize.
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Chemists Clarify a Chiral Conundrum
Rice scientists disentangle protein-nanoparticle interactions, suggest path to drug-sensing tool.
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Betting on Waste
Engineering professor Michelle O'Malley receives DOE award to image microbial processes that could lead to advanced biofuels.
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UNLV Professor Earns Early Career Award from U.S. Department of Energy
Physicist Ashkan Salamat one of just 46 university professors nationwide – and the first from UNLV – selected for competitive award.
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MSU Researchers Lead Team That Observes Exotic Radioactive Decay Process
The team measured low-kinetic-energy protons emitted after the beta decay of a neutron-rich nucleus beryllium-11.
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Physicist Selected for Award from Energy Department
James Rosenzweig has been selected to receive one of 13 research awards from DOE for work in particle accelerator science and technology.
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Machine Learning Finds New Metamaterial Designs for Energy Harvesting
Design would enable thermophotovoltaic devices that convert waste heat to electricity.
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Controlling 2-D Magnetism With Stacking Order
MIT researchers discover why magnetism in certain materials is different in atomically thin layers and their bulk forms.
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MSU Researchers Part of $2.7 Million Project Funded by Department of Energy
Two MSU researchers are part of a $2.7 million U.S. Department of Energy project studying sorghum, which is of interest as a biofuel.
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