A team led by Gerbrand Ceder of the Materials Sciences Division has made a major advance in understanding the chemical processes in “lithium-rich cathodes,” which hold promise for a higher energy lithium-ion battery. The study was published in Nature Chemistry, and the team included Dong-Hwa Seo, Jinhyuk Lee, and Alexander Urban. More>
In a commentary for Nature, Klein (Nuclear Science Division) calls for bigger telescope arrays to catch particles form the most energetic places in the Universe. “Designs for neutrino telescopes are on the drawing board and could be up and running in five to ten years — if the astro-, particle- and nuclear-physics communities can come together and coordinate funding,” he says.
The local news station and combustion scientist Don Lucas of the Energy Technologies Area ignited car seats to test how those treated with flame retardant chemicals compared with so-called “green seats” that used wool. The green seat provided about the same amount of protection, but without the chemicals, which have been shown to be harmful. More>
The award is given by the Foundation Teraz Polska to outstanding Poles living abroad in recognition of their professional achievements and promoting a positive image of Poland. Odyniec, of the Nuclear Science Division, was recognized in the science category. More>
The 12-week program provides students with an opportunity to work on projects in computational research, high-performance computing, high-speed networking, or a collaboration of each, under the guidance of staff. Students are also invited to attend lunchtime talks that cover a wide-range of Lab research. More>
The film, “My Love Affair With the Brain,” will be shown at noon on Tuesday, June 7, in the Building 50 Auditorium. ETA’s Rick Diamond, son of Marian Diamond, will host a brief Q&A after the screening. The event is hosted by the Women Scientists and Engineers Council, the Energy Technologies Area, and the Diversity and Inclusion Office. Go here to view a trailer.