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DOE accelerates energy research with $100 million in funding

By Jessica McMathis / June 24, 2014

The Department of Energy is fast-tracking the “scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st-century energy economy” by awarding $100 million to the country’s Energy Frontier Research Centers.

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Computational methods shine light on conducting oxide transparency

By / January 20, 2012

Band structure of rutile SnO2, illustrating free-carrier absorption. Visible light does not carry enough energy to excite carriers across the band gap (a) or to excite free carriers directly to the next conduction-band states (b). However, additional momentum provided by a phonon enables indirect free-carrier absorption (c) for any visible or infrared wavelength. States in…

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Energy Frontier Research Centers to showcase work on ‘grand challenges’

By / May 24, 2011

Credit: DOE The next few days should be fun for materials scientists and engineers. Tomorrow (May 25) begins the start of a three-day meeting where participants in the DOE’s 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers will begin the initial reporting-out (at least to the public) about what kind progress they have been able to make. There…

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5 new research sites to be built with $50M in NIST grants

By / October 5, 2010

Architect’s drawing of the planned Western Institute of Nanotechnology on Green Engineering anMetrology at UCLA. Credit: Stenfors Associates Architects. NIST waded through over 100 proposals over the past few months and has now approved proposals and funding for five new scientific research facilities, including two that will concentrate on nano technologies The institute will give…

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EFRCs to provide big down payment for materials research

By / May 2, 2009

First, I apologize for the length of this post (I’ve saved it for the weekend), but one of biggest “sleeper” stories in science in a long time is the DOE’s announcement concerning the establishment of 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers. These EFRCs have just been commissioned to focus work on a list of “grand challenges”…

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