April 2016   |   Profiles in Computing

CSI: Brookhaven

Lab aims to go from after-the-fact scientific data analysis to real-time interpretation.

Chemistry, Computer Science
March 2016

Ghost writer

Casper code helps move data invisibly.

Computer Science
February 2016

Moving target

PNNL-led Analysis in Motion group comes up with algorithms that assist real-time interactions with data.

Nanotechnology, Physics
January 2016

State of excitement

Advances in excited-state physics promise to fine-tune energy-related materials.

Science Highlights

August 2015

Keeping the ions close

Research reveals that when a strong acid such mixes with water, the negatively charged anion and positively charged cation remain close and create an unexpected structure.

mundy-ions-largeImproving chemical reactions in fields from oil refining to battery life depends on understanding the chemistry of acids and bases. Researchers recently discovered that when a strong acid such as hydrochloric acid is mixed with water, the negatively charged anion and positively charged cation remain close and create an unexpected structure, suggesting a template for linking structure with function. The connection can help scientists develop a deeper understanding of the most basic concepts in chemistry and provide foundational information for use in battery applications.

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