Michael Tippett and Adam Sobel were featured in the article, "Experimental Forecast Projects Tornado Season: A seasonal forecast of the devastating extreme weather event may be available as soon as 2016."
The BNL Newsroom recently published three articles about Prof. Simon Billinge's recent research results including the discovery of nematic charge order at a metal-insulator transition in a novel material; the first scientific result from NSLS-II published; and data science and materials genomics work.
Prof. Irving P. Herman has been named the Director of the Columbia Optics & Quantum Electronics IGERT. The National Science Foundation began the IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) Program "to establish new models for graduate education and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries."
A team of researchers led by Cev Noyan is conducting experiments at VULCAN, SNS beam line 7, as part of an ongoing study of suspension bridge cable design. Suspension bridge cables are made up of parallel wire strands bundled together. Moisture, local defects in the wire, and contaminants can cause corrosion and cracking in the wire. The team is using neutron diffraction to understand the effects of these breaks on the overall strength of the cable.
Prof. Latha Venkataraman and colleagues (including APAM students, Brian Capozzi and Haixing Li) were featured in Nature Chemistry's editorial, "Molecular electronics under the microscope." (Image above) "Understanding the intrinsic electronic properties of building blocks in conjugated materials can provide powerful design guidelines to control charge transport, such as tuning the nature of the charge carriers. Here, single-molecule transport studies of a family of oxidized oligothiophenes show that the molecular length determines the carrier type."