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12.11.15User Facility

Covering All Bases: Probing the Spectrum of Land-Atmosphere InteractionsExternal link

Mile-long fiber optic cables will soon stretch across a site on the Southern Great Plains to provide fine-resolution data that will help improve climate models, weather forecasts, and water resources management. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.10.15From the Labs

To Get More Oomph from an Electron Gun, Tip it With DiamondoidsExternal link

Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered that a single layer of tiny diamonds increases electron emission 13,000-fold. Read MoreExternal linkage

Boyce Thompson Institute University 12.10.15University Research

Harrison Receives Grant for Phosphate Biosensor ResearchExternal link

Professor Maria Harrison of the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, an affiliate of Cornell University, has received part of a $1.2 million grant from the Department of Energy to support the development of biosensors to track and measure the movement of phosphate from soil fungi into plant cells in real time. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.09.15User Facility

Titan Helps Researchers Explore Explosive Star ScenariosExternal link

A team led by Michael Zingale of Stony Brook University is exploring the physics of Type Ia supernovas using the Titan supercomputer at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.09.15User Facility

Scientists Find Mostly Liquid Particulates over Amazon RainforestExternal link

When scientists participating in the GoAmazon 2014/2015 experiment measured the physical state of aerosols drifting over the Amazon rain forest, they found that 80 percent of the time those particles were liquid. Read MoreExternal linkage

Northwestern University 12.08.15University Research

Doping Powers New Thermoelectric MaterialExternal link

Northwestern University researchers report that adding sodium produces material that is most efficient at converting heat to electricity. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.08.15From the Labs

High-Energy X-Rays Give Industry Affordable Way to Optimize Cast IronExternal link

Synchrotron X-ray analysis by researchers at the Advanced Photon Source has shown why compacted graphite iron can conduct heat better than ductile iron while maintaining good ductile strength. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.08.15User Facility

RHIC Particle Smashups Find that Shape MattersExternal link

Peering into the seething soup of primordial matter created in particle collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)—an "atom smasher" dedicated to nuclear physics research at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory—scientists have come to a new understanding of how particles are produced in these collisions. Read MoreExternal linkage

John Walsh of Brookhaven's Instrumentation Division adjusts a photocathode assembly for the apparatus the team is using to test the cathode preparation process, while Triveni Rao loads sample photocathode discs into a 12.07.15From the Labs

Producing Cold Electron Beams to Increase Collision Rates at the Relativistic Heavy Ion ColliderExternal link

Engineers and physicists team up on new technology for keeping particle beams tightly packed, with possible applications at a future electron ion collider and other facilities. Read MoreExternal linkage

University of Wisconsin-Madison 12.07.15University Research

New Way to Make Yeast Hybrids May Inspire New Brews and BiofuelsExternal link

The makers of beer, wine, biofuels and other products that depend on yeasts may soon have many more strains of the microorganism to work with, thanks to a new method for making interspecies yeast hybrids in the lab. Read MoreExternal linkage

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