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In the 1980s, scientists discovered that a proton's three valance quarks (red, green, blue) account for only a fraction of the proton's overall spin. New measurements from RHIC's PHENIX experiment reveal that gluons (yellow corkscrews) contribute as much as or possibly more than the quarks.06.06.16Science Highlight

Zooming in on Gluons' Contribution to Proton Spin

New data that "wimpy" gluons, the glue-like particles that bind quarks within protons, have a big impact on proton spin. Read More »

Snakes on a plane: This atomic-resolution simulation of a peptoid nanosheet reveals a snake-like structure never seen before. The nanosheet’s layers include a water-repelling core (yellow), peptoid backbones (white), and charged sidechains (magenta and cyan). The right corner of the nanosheet’s top layer has been “removed” to show how the backbone’s alternating rotational states give the backbones a snake-like appearance (red and blue ribbons). Surrounding water molecules are red and white.06.06.16Science Highlight

Understanding and Predicting Self-Assembly

Newly discovered “design rule” brings nature-inspired nanostructures one step closer. Read More »

06.03.16User Facility

How to Heal Broken Bonds, Catalyst StyleExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory demonstrated how defects deep inside a zeolite catalyst could be healed, allowing the catalyst to drive reactions in hot water, a common environment for materials involved in converting paper industry waste and other biomass into fuels. Read More »

06.03.16User Facility

Scientists Find Surprising Magnetic Excitations in a Metallic CompoundExternal link

An experimental team of researchers originally from Brookhaven Lab and Stony Brook University and from the University of Amsterdam have developed a model to describe the behavior of the metallic compound made of ytterbium, platinum, and lead (Yb2Pt2Pb), leading to a new understanding of how spinions contribute to – but orbital motion is the dominant mechanism for – magnetism. Read More »

Grand Valley State University 06.03.16University Research

Superbug Scare: GVSU Faculty Searching for SolutionsExternal link

Several chemistry professors, including Rachel Powers, Brad Wallar, and David Leonard, and their teams of undergraduate students at Grand Valley State University have spent the past 10 years researching solutions to antibiotic resistance, using the high-energy X-ray beams at Argonne National Lab to create three-dimensional images of enzymes that inhibit antibiotics. Read More »

06.02.16User Facility

3D Simulations Illuminate Supernova ExplosionsExternal link

Researchers from Michigan State University are using Argonne Leadership Computing Facility’s Mira supercomputer to perform large-scale 3D simulations of the final moments of a supernova’s life cycle. While the 3D simulation approach is still in its infancy, early results indicate that the models are providing a clearer picture of the mechanisms that drive supernova explosions than ever before. Read More »

06.02.16User Facility

Fertilizer Use Could Reduce Climate Benefit of Cellulosic BiofuelsExternal link

According to a new, three-year study from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and Michigan State University (MSU), the use of nitrogen fertilizer on switchgrass crops can produce a sharp increase in emissions of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas up to 300 times more harmful than carbon dioxide and a significant driver of global climate change. Read More »

06.02.16From the Labs

PNNL Helps Lead National Microbiome InitiativeExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are playing a central role as the nation devotes more than $500 million to understand communities of microorganisms and their role in climate science, food production and human health. Read More »

MIT University 06.02.16University Research

Finding a New Formula for ConcreteExternal link

Researchers at MIT look to bones and shells as blueprints for stronger, more durable concrete. Read More »

06.01.16User Facility

Spinning Electrons Yield Positrons for ResearchExternal link

Using the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) at the Department of Energy's Jefferson Lab, a team of researchers has, for the first time, demonstrated a new technique for producing polarized positrons. Read More »

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