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Resource Spotlight: Brookhaven National Laboratories



New York State is home to the only national laboratory in the northeast - Brookhaven National Labs. It is home to a multitude of resources and major scientific facilities available to industry, academic, and government institutions to utilize for conducting research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies and national security. Brookhaven is able to boast 7 Nobel prizes and dozens of discoveries.

The intellectual property developed from its many research departments are available for licensing to companies technically and financially capable of turning early-stage technology into commercial products.Facilities at Brookhaven Include:

Accelerator Test Facility - for long-term R&D in the physics of beams.

Center for Functional Nanomaterials
- capabilities to fabricate and study nanoscale materials.

Laser-Electron Accelerator Facility
- studies photo and radiation chemistry

National Synchrotron Light Source - provides intense beams of infrared, ultraviolet, and x-ray light for basic and applied research in physics, chemistry, medicine, geophysics, environmental, and materials sciences. National Synchrotron Light Source II is expected to be open in 2015.

NASA Space Radiation Laboratory at Brookhaven – explores risks to humans exposed to space radiation.

Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) – studies why the physical world works the way it does. Includes the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron - one of the world's premiere particle accelerators, well known for the three Nobel Prizes won as a result of research performed there, an Electron Beam Ion Source (EBIS) and the Tandem Van de Graff.

PET and MRI Facilities – uses imaging technology to improve drug discovery and development.

STEM
is a custom-built electron microscope optimized for imaging unstained biological
molecules with minimal radiation damage.

Transmission Electron Microscope – magnifies samples up to 50 million times its size.

Brookhaven is operated and managed for DOE's Office of Science by Brookhaven Science Associates, a limited-liability company founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, the largest academic user of Laboratory facilities, and Battelle, a nonprofit, applied science and technology organization.

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