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Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is a United States Department of Energy national laboratory located in Upton, New York, on Long Island, and was formally established in 1947 at the site of Camp Upton, a former U.S. Army base. Its name stems from its location within the Town of Brookhaven, approximately 60 miles east of New York City. Research at BNL specializes in nuclear and high energy physics, energy science and technology, environmental and bioscience, nanoscience and national security. The 5,300 acre campus contains several large research facilities, including the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and National Synchrotron Light Source II. Seven Nobel prizes have been awarded for work conducted at Brookhaven lab.

New Materials Research Sees Transformations at an Atomic Level

“When manufacturing techniques turn metals, ceramics or composites into a technologically useful form, understanding the mechanism of the phase transformation process is essential to shape the behavior of those high-performance materials. Seeing those transformations in real time is difficult, however …

Statistics Unlock Secrets of Particles, Pandemics, and More

“Particle hunters and disease specialists collaborate with educators and the Museum of Mathematics to teach teachers and students the value of statistics What do physicists exploring the fundamental particles that make up our universe and doctors tracking COVID-19 cases …

Simulating a Quantum Future

“Quantum computers are expected to revolutionize the way researchers solve difficult computing problems. These computers are being designed to tackle major challenges in fundamental research areas, such as quantum chemistry. In its current stage of development, quantum computing is still …

Study Reveals How Some High-Energy Particle ‘Jets’ Lose Energy

“Results may offer new insight into properties of quark-gluon plasma (QGP)—the hot mix of fundamental nuclear-matter building blocks that filled the early universe. Scientists studying particle collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) have revealed how certain particle-jets …

Electrolyte Additive Offers Lithium Battery Performance Breakthrough

“Additive leads to protective surface layer for nickel-rich cathodes, improving battery performance at high voltages. A team of researchers led by chemists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has learned that an electrolyte additive …

Physicists Announce First Results from Daya Bay’s Final Dataset

“The Daya Bay Neutrino Experiment has produced the most precise measurement yet of theta13, a key parameter for understanding how neutrinos change their “flavor” Over nearly nine years, the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment captured an unprecedented five and a …

Ultrafast ‘Camera’ Captures Hidden Behavior of Potential ‘Neuromorphic’ Material

“Study uncovers surprising details of insulator-to-metal transition in vanadium dioxide, a promising material for new technologies that emulate brain cells Imagine a computer that can think as fast as the human brain while using very little energy. That’s the …

Large Hadron Collider Restarts

“The world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator has restarted after a break of more than three years for maintenance, consolidation and upgrade work. Today, 22 April, at 12:16 CEST, two beams of protons circulated in opposite directions …

Physicists ‘Shine’ Light on Inner Details and Breakup of Simple Nucleus

“Collisions of light with deuterons offer insight into gluelike particles that bind the building blocks of matter—and what it takes to break protons and neutrons apart. Scientists have found a new way to “see” inside the simplest atomic nuclei …

Evidence for Exotic Magnetic Phase of Matter

“Scientists identify a long-sought magnetic state predicted nearly 60 years ago Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered a long-predicted magnetic state of matter called an “antiferromagnetic excitonic insulator.” “Broadly speaking, this is …