Navigation Links
Story tips from the Departments of Energy's Oak Ridge National Lab -- March 2009
Date:3/2/2009

MATERIALS -- Entering a new domain . . .

With the aid of a one-of-a-kind instrument at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, scientists have made a series of discoveries that could open new pathways for nanoscale electronics. The study, published in Nature Materials (http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/nmat2373) and led by Ramamoorthy Ramesh of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has revealed that domain walls in a material called bismuth ferrite possess an unexpected electron conductance. The nanometer-scale domain walls separate the regions of a material with different magnetic, electric and other properties. Scientists believe that they hold a key to making great strides in logic and memory functions of tomorrow's electronic devices. Leading the collaborative effort from ORNL was the team of Peter Maksymovych, a Wigner fellow, and Sergei Kalinin. The ORNL team is pursuing the fundamental polarization and transport behaviors of ferroelectric materials, of which this and a recent study of local polarization switching are the first examples. This research was funded by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences within the Department of Energy's Office of Science. [Contact: Ron Walli, (865) 576-0226; wallira@ornl.gov]


ENERGY -- Hydrogen shake . . .

Hydrogen for transportation may have received a boost with the discovery of an enzyme cocktail that converts cellulosic materials and water into hydrogen fuel. A team of researchers from Virginia Tech, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Georgia report in the journal ChemSusChem (Chemistry and Sustainability) that by mixing 14 enzymes, one co-enzyme, cellulosic materials isolated from wood chips and water heated to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, they produced hydrogen gas pure eno
'/>"/>

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Chantix side effects no worse with depression history
2. NJIT history professor receives national endowment for humanities
3. Italys geologic history becomes a personal tale in Walter Alvarezs new book
4. Human connection to our nations fisheries comes alive through oral history project
5. The hole story
6. The "hole" story
7. Revealing the evolutionary history of threatened sea turtles
8. New study indicates link between weight gains during pregnancy and dieting history
9. Research pushes back history of crop development 10,000 years
10. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2008
11. NYU, American Museum of Natural History receive $1.6 million NSF grant
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/27/2014)... Outstanding basic research, a growing focus on translating ... care have earned the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer ... and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital an $18 million, five-year Cancer ... (NCI). The grant renews the center,s status as ... in New York City and one of only ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... the main factors thought to be associated with ... are the age of the patient, mechanism of ... time, repair method, operation technique, and repair materials. ... repair of peripheral nerve injuries, there is no ... prognosis, and the dose-effect relationship of the predictors ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Warwick research finds , Gamblers show the same ... research has shown. , Researchers, led by Dr Elliot ... conducted tests that found that both human gamblers and ... than low-value rewards. , Published in Biology Letters ... the important role that memories of previous biggest wins ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center awarded $18 million grant 2Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center awarded $18 million grant 3Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center awarded $18 million grant 4Gamblers are greedy bird-brains, University of Warwick research finds 2
... aimed at rapid diagnosis of cell death in organs such ... Medical College of Wisconsin to GE Healthcare. Under the ... will have an option to commercialize the technology. The technology, ... Ming Zhao, Ph.D., assistant professor of biophysics. The probes bind ...
... The vomeronasal organ (VNO) is an odor detection system ... located in the VNO, are the initial site of ... transduces chemical signals into electrical signals, however, has been ... Journal of General Physiology ( www.jgp.org ), ...
... could cut the lives of disease-carrying mosquitoes in half by ... Now, a new report in the December 24th issue of ... strategy might do one better: The Wolbachia bacteria also makes ... a growing threat to humans, including those responsible for dengue ...
Cached Biology News:GE Healthcare to evaluate and develop novel imaging technology 2New tool in the fight against mosquito-borne disease: A microbial 'mosquito net' 2
(Date:8/27/2014)... City, OR (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 ... Report, “Consolidation continues to reshape the look and feel ... nutrition. Consumer demand for higher-quality ingredients will push for ... North American market have experienced strong market growth in ... ethical attributes in their food and cosmetics to fit ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a ... only three atoms thick. , The University of ... single-layer semiconductor materials can be connected in an ... result could be the basis for next-generation flexible ... and solar technologies. , "Heterojunctions are fundamental elements ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... MA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The ... Faces of ALS (YFALS) community issued the following statement ... movement bringing awareness and driving new funding specifically for ... bucket of water and some ice would raise all ... together with our families, and on behalf of the ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... An analysis by Replikins, Ltd. of Pubmed data of ... Pubmed, has revealed extensive conservation and sharing of specific ... of specific Replikin gene structures has permitted the formulation ... for the H5N1 influenza vaccine and the Taura Syndrome ... be effective (1,2). This Dengue vaccine ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Daring to be Different Raw Materials & Ingredient Supply Shortage Fuels Vital Force™ Technology New Ingredient Enhancements 2Daring to be Different Raw Materials & Ingredient Supply Shortage Fuels Vital Force™ Technology New Ingredient Enhancements 3Scientists craft atomically seamless, thinnest-possible semiconductor junctions 2ALS TDI’s Young Faces of ALS Ambassadors Thank You for Accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge to End ALS 2ALS TDI’s Young Faces of ALS Ambassadors Thank You for Accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge to End ALS 3ALS TDI’s Young Faces of ALS Ambassadors Thank You for Accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge to End ALS 4
... , NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 8 HemaQuest Pharmaceuticals ... clinical trials of its lead drug candidate, HQK-1001, in sickle ... the American Society of Hematology in New Orleans. The ... a range of therapeutic agents that have been used in ...
... ... Hearing Aid. , ... (PRWEB) December 8, 2009 -- Whether it’s a crackling fire, jingling sleigh bells, counting down ... on the joyous sounds of the holidays. Lyric, the first 100% invisible extended wear ...
... team led by Yale University scientists has developed a ... the blood using magnetizable liquids. The findings, which will ... online edition of the Proceedings of the National ... and sensitivity of tests used to detect cancer biomarkers, ...
Cached Biology Technology:HemaQuest Pharmaceuticals Presents Promising Results in Sickle Cell Disease and Beta Thalassemia 2HemaQuest Pharmaceuticals Presents Promising Results in Sickle Cell Disease and Beta Thalassemia 3Lyric Presents the Sounds of the Season 2New technology could boost disease detection tests' speed and sensitivity 2
Request Info...
... linear ion trap mass spectrometer enables high-throughput ... The LXQ linear ion trap mass spectrometer ... applications, delivering the fast cycle time and ... trap at an attractive price. The ...
... SYBR Safe DNA gel stain was developed specifically ... ethidium bromide for staining DNA in agarose or ... less mutagenic than ethidium bromide but SYBR Safe ... ethidium bromide. SYBR Safe stain comes as a ...
... These are just some the things youll be ... Protein-Protein Interactions, edited by Erica Golemis, One look ... edited compilation of topics in protein interaction will ... that must be a part of your personal ...
Biology Products: