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05.09.16User Facility

Speedy Ion Conduction in Solid electrolytes Clears Road for Advanced Energy DevicesExternal link

A team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has used state-of-the-art microscopy to identify a previously undetected feature, about 5 billionths of a meter (nanometers) wide, in a solid electrolyte. Read More »

05.09.16User Facility

Visualizing the Lithiation of a Nanosized Iron-Oxide Material in Real TimeExternal link

A team of researchers from Brookhaven National Lab, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Maryland, College Park, has developed an electron microscopy technique to visualize atomic-scale reaction pathways and track phase changes in lithium-ion battery materials. Read More »

President Barack Obama joins recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for a group photo in the East Room of the White House, May 5, 2016. 05.06.16Announcement

Honoring Federally-Funded Scientists and Engineers at the Forefront of Research and DiscoveryExternal link

President Obama welcomed more than 100 leading scientists and engineers from around the world to thank them for their work on some of the most challenging and complex issues in science and technology. Read More »

05.05.16User Facility

SLAC’s Historic Linac Turns 50 and Gets a MakeoverExternal link

SLAC’s 2-mile-long linac, the longest linear accelerator ever built, produced its first particle beams 50 years ago and has been the lab’s backbone for accelerator-driven science ever since. Read More »

University of Texas at Austin 05.05.16University Research

UT Researcher Sheds Light on 'Cosmic Dark Ages,' Re-IonizationExternal link

A team from the University of Texas at Austin are creating a massive simulation of the birth of the universe on the Titan supercomputer cluster housed at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility. The simulation spans over 300 million cubic light years on a grid made up of 4,096 cells on each axis — over 69 billion cells in total. Read More »

05.05.16From the Labs

How Ameriflux Helped Determine the Impact of the 2012 U.S. Drought on the Carbon CycleExternal link

To map the carbon flux across the nation during the 2012 drought, an international team of scientists used a network of 22 “carbon-sensing” towers in the continental United States - part of the Ameriflux network, a community of scientists and sites that measure ecosystem carbon, water, and energy fluxes in North and South America. Read More »

Image of a raindrop hitting the ground. 05.04.16From the Labs

A Cleansing Rain Falls; A Soil-Filled Mist ArisesExternal link

Raindrop splash is a surprise source of fine soil particles in the atmosphere. Read More »

05.04.16User Facility

Scientists Challenge Conventional Wisdom to Improve Predictions of the Bootstrap Current at the Edge of Fusion PlasmasExternal link

PPPL researchers used the Mira supercomputer at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility to challenge conventional understanding of the bootstrap current in a tokamak, modeling the self-generating electric current in a steep gradient region where the temperature and density drop off sharply. Read More »

05.04.16User Facility

Making Waves on MiraExternal link

Researchers used the Mira supercomputer at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility to validate a new “wave-like” theoretical model for the van der Waals force, demonstrating that this long-range interaction can be significantly enhanced at the nanoscale. Read More »

University of Wisconsin-Madison 05.04.16University Research

Biomass Blues: Breaking Up Not So Hard To DoExternal link

Using a chemical crowbar – actually, a solvent – made from the very organic matter it deconstructs, a University of Wisconsin—Madison spinoff business is advancing an audacious effort to convert biomass into three profitable streams of industrial chemicals. Read More »

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