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10.22.15User Facility

‘Molecular Accordion’ Drives Thermoelectric Behavior in Promising MaterialExternal link

A team of scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory explored the fundamental physics of the world’s best thermoelectric material—tin selenide—using neutron scattering and computer simulations. Read MoreExternal linkage

University of Wisconsin-Madison 10.22.15University Research

Mother-of-Pearl’s Genesis Identified in Mineral’s TransformationExternal link

A team of Wisconsin scientists reports the first direct experimental observations of nacre formation at its earliest stages in a mollusk. Read MoreExternal linkage

President Barack Obama greets 2014 Enrico Fermi Award recipients Charles Shank, left, and Claudio Pellegrini in the Oval Office, Oct. 20, 2015. 10.21.15Article

President Obama Honors Extraordinary Scientists Who Advanced Our Understanding of the Natural WorldExternal link

Claudio Pellegrini and Chuck Shank receive the 2014 Enrico Fermi Presidential Award. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.20.15User Facility

Solvents Save Steps in Solar Cell ManufacturingExternal link

In a collaboration between ORNL’s Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS)—both DOE Office of Science User Facilities—a team of neutron and materials scientists studied the structure of BHJ films to find a way to manufacture them more easily. Read MoreExternal linkage

Colorado State University 10.20.15University Research

DOE Grant to Improve a Sustainable Biofuel SourceExternal link

Colorado State University is one of 10 institutions in a $13.8 million research grant to improve sorghum as a sustainable source for biofuel production. Read MoreExternal linkage

University of Hawaii 10.20.15University Research

New Study Explains Near-Annual Monsoon Oscillations Generated by El NinoExternal link

A new research study by a team of climate researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa explains for the first time the source of near-annual pressure and wind changes discovered previously in the Southeast Asian Monsoon system. Read MoreExternal linkage


Brookhaven Postdoc’s Path to ResearchExternal link

Robert Palomino is one of Brookhaven Lab’s new postdocs working at the Lab’s new National Synchrotron Light Source II to study the structure and other properties of catalysts. Learn more about his path to his research career. Read MoreExternal linkage

Carnegie Institution for Science 10.20.15University Research

Structure Revealed: Plant Sugar Transporter Involved in Carbon SequestrationExternal link

Two teams of researchers – from the Carnegie Institution of Science and from Stanford University School of Medicine – are unraveling the molecular structure of a transport protein that plays a critical role in limiting the sugar supply available to root microbes, an important step in understanding the sugar transport process and energy homeostasis in cells. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.19.15From the Labs

The Difference a Day (or Night) MakesExternal link

In a study, PNNL scientists Young-Mo Kim, Jim Fredrickson, and Tom Metz demonstrated the effect that sunlight, or the absence of it, has over a 24-hour period on the production of chemicals used as metabolites in the microbial mats of Mushroom Springs in Yellowstone National Park. Read MoreExternal linkage

Red blood cells (red) and circulating tumor cells (green) traveling through a microfluidic cell sorting device as simulated by uDeviceX. 10.19.15User Facility

Flowing Toward Red Blood Cell BreakthroughsExternal link

Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility users employ Titan to understand circulating tumor cells, sickle cell anemia, and drug delivery. Read MoreExternal linkage

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