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02.18.16From the Labs

Biofuel Researchers Employ Titan to Probe ‘Lignin Shield’External link

Recent advancements in biofuel research, including research conducted at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and BioEnergy Science Center (BESC), have rekindled the dream of economically viable ethanol. Read More »

Stony Brook University 02.17.16University Research

Using Glass to Improve Graphene’s Powerful ConductivityExternal link

A team of scientists led by Matthew Eisaman, a physicist at Stony Brook University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, have developed a method using common glass for creating resilient, customized, and high-performance graphene. Read More »

Researchers used experimental data to create a 23.7-million atom biomass model featuring cellulose (purple), lignin (brown), and enzymes (green). 02.17.16User Facility

Titan Probes Depths of Biofuel’s Biggest BarrierExternal link

ORNL researchers’ 23.7-million atom system demonstrates why lignin is such a problem. Read More »

02.17.16User Facility

Software Optimized on Mira Advances Design of Mini-Proteins for Medicines and MaterialsExternal link

University of Washington (UW) researchers are using one of the nation's most powerful supercomputers, the 10-petaflop/s Mira at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), to improve their software for designing protein structures to likewise virtually design and test mini-proteins called peptides. Read More »

02.17.16From the Labs

Could the Future of Low-Power Computing be Magnetism?External link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory have made two recent advances in the field of spin-wave logic, or the potential use of magnetic spins to transmit and manipulate data. Read More »

02.16.16User Facility

Physicists Zoom in on Gluons' Contribution to Proton SpinExternal link

By analyzing the highest-energy proton collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a particle collider at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, nuclear physicists have gotten a glimpse of how a multitude of gluons that individually carry very little of the protons’ overall momentum contribute to the protons’ spin. Read More »

University of Harvard 02.16.16University Research

A Metal That Behaves Like WaterExternal link

Researchers at Harvard University and Raytheon BBN Technology describe new behaviors and new ways to measure the revolutionary material graphene. Read More »

02.16.16From the Labs

Daya Bay Discovers a MismatchExternal link

Daya Bay scientists provided the most precise measurement ever of the neutrino spectrum—that is, the number of neutrinos produced at different energies—at nuclear reactors. The experiment also precisely measured the flux, the total number of neutrinos emitted. Read More »

02.16.16From the Labs

A New Spin on Quantum Computing: Scientists Train Electrons with MicrowavesExternal link

An international research team, which included scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), demonstrated how to dramatically increase the coupling of microwaves in a specially designed superconducting cavity to a fundamental electron property called spin—which, like a coin, can be flipped. Read More »

Washington University 02.16.16University Research

UW Scientists Create Ultrathin Semiconductor Heterostructures For New Technological ApplicationsExternal link

University of Washington scientists have successfully combined two different ultrathin semiconductors — each just one layer of atoms thick and roughly 100,000 times thinner than a human hair — to make a new two-dimensional heterostructure with potential uses in clean energy and optically-active electronics. Read More »

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