Office of Science

Science Headlines

ORNL Spectrometry Research Advances Race Toward Safer Rechargeable Batteries
An international team of scientists could speed the way to safer rechargeable batteries for consumer electronics such as laptops and cellphones.
Learn More
Membrane Nanopore Transport Gets Picky
Determining which anions are permeable to nanotube inner pores can be critical to the design of selective membranes used in separation processes.
Learn More
Argonne Offers Mentorship and Resources to Students in Department of Energy-sponsored Graduate Student Research
The program will give 12 graduate students the chance to develop their theses & dive into hands-on scientific research at Argonne National Laboratory.
Learn More
Novel Insight Reveals Topological Tangle in Unexpected Corner of the Universe
Scientists find a unique knotted structure known as the Hopfion pattern—one that repeats itself throughout nature—in a ferroelectric nanoparticle.
Learn More
Charting a Course for ARM Aerial Measurements
Attendees at a March workshop focused on instrumentation and how users can get the best data on atmospheric components in earth system models.
Learn More
Efficient, "Green" Quantum-Dot Solar Cells Exploit Defects
Quantum-dot approach shows promise for a new type of toxic-element-free, inexpensive, defect-tolerant solar cells.
Learn More
Untangling a Key Step in Photosynthetic Oxygen Production
Nature’s process could inform the next generation of artificial photosynthetic systems that produce clean and renewable energy from sunlight & water.
Learn More
Return of the Blob: Scientists Find Surprising Link to Troublesome Turbulence at the Edge of Fusion Plasmas
Researchers have discovered a correlation with fluctuations of the magnetic field that confines the plasma fueling reactions in the tokamak core.
Learn More
Experimenting with Laser Wakefield Acceleration
Brookhaven Lab intern Prabhjot Kaur is working on an experiment to accelerate particles to greater energies in smaller spaces.
Learn More
A Fresh Pair of Eyes On an Old Nuclear Physics Problem
Brookhaven Lab Intern Pedro Rodríguez is working on simplifying a problem in nuclear physics that's over a half-century old.
Learn More

University and Stakeholder News

New Method Allows Minimally Invasive Cell Sampling
A team led by Northwestern Engineering faculty has developed a minimally invasive method to sample cells that can be repeated multiple times.
Learn More
Understanding Ceramic Materials' 'Mortar' May Reveal Ways to Improve Them
State-of-the-art scanning transmission electron microscopy allowed the team to resolve the chemical composition along the grain boundaries.
Learn More
MSU Scientists Solve Half-Century-Old Magnesium Dimer Mystery
Researchers developed computationally derived evidence, making a quantum leap in 1st-principles quantum chemistry to solve a 50-year-old Mg2 mystery.
Learn More
Mississippi Delta Marshes in a State of Irreversible Collapse, Tulane Study Shows
Given the present-day rate of global sea-level rise, remaining marshes in the Mississippi Delta are likely to drown.
Learn More
Insight Into Mechanism of Treatment-Resistant Gonorrhea Sets Stage for New Antibiotics
Mutations in an essential protein responsible for resistance affect the binding of antibiotics to the microbe.
Learn More
ACCRE Contributes 240,000 Compute Core Hours to COVID-19 Research
Vanderbilt’s ACCRE is contributing to COVID-19 research, primarily through Folding@home, a crowd-sourced protein folding application.
Learn More
UT Leads the Country in DoE Science Graduate Student Research Awards
Since its inception in 2014, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, ranks number one in the country for SCGSR awards with 19 recipients.
Learn More
Study Unveils Details on How a Widely Used Catalyst Splits Water
“Gold standard” material for generating oxygen from water divulges its molecular mechanisms.
Learn More
Low-Severity Fires Enhance Long-Term Carbon Retention of Peatlands
Duke University study finds less severe fire locks away huge amounts of carbon and keeps it from entering the atmosphere.
Learn More
Students Gain Professional Skills and Make Connections Through Blue Waters Internship Program
Two undergraduate students have benefited from internships in computational science research, combining study, work, and professional opportunities.
Learn More

Feature Video

The Office of Science has a library of videos that showcases our research. Click here for more videos.

DESI Begins