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02.08.16From the Labs

Chiral Magnetic Effect Generates Quantum CurrentExternal link

Scientists at the U.S Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University have discovered a new way to generate very low-resistance electric current in a new class of materials. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.08.16User Facility

Revealing Complex 3-D Graphite Structures in Cast IronExternal link

Scientists used the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Photon Source (APS) to create 3-D images of cast iron, revealing striking details of graphite particle distribution, size, and morphology inaccessible to 2-D imaging. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.08.16From the Labs

Graphene is Strong, But Is It Tough?External link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed the first known statistical theory for the toughness of polycrystalline graphene, which is made with chemical vapor deposition, and found that it is indeed strong (albeit not quite as strong as pristine monocrystalline graphene), but more importantly, its toughness—or resistance to fracture—is quite low. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.05.16From the Labs

PPPL and Princeton University Physicists Join German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Wendelstein 7-X CelebrationExternal link

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) physicists collaborating on the Wendelstein 7-X (W 7-X) stellarator fusion energy device in Greifswald, Germany, were on hand for the Feb. 3 celebration when German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed a button to produce a hydrogen-fueled superhot gas called a plasma. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.05.16User Facility

10 Science Highlights Celebrating 10 Years of Argonne Leadership Computing FacilityExternal link

ALCF is home to Mira, the world’s fifth-fastest supercomputer, along with teams of experts that help researchers from all over the world perform complex simulations and calculations in almost every branch of science. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.04.16User Facility

Scientists Take Key Step Toward Custom-Made Nanoscale Chemical FactoriesExternal link

Scientists at Berkeley National Laboratory have for the first time reengineered a building block of a geometric nanocompartment that occurs naturally in bacteria. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.02.16From the Labs

The Dark Side of Cold CloudsExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that highly irregular and chemically complex soot particles transform into compacted shapes under different atmospheric conditions, affecting their ability to absorb and scatter sunlight. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.02.16User Facility

Optimizing Microbial Bioproduction of FuelsExternal link

A team of scientists from the University of Idaho; EMSL, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory; and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has used advanced microfluidics combined with Epifluorescent and Raman microscopy at EMSL to study differences in the ability of individual cells of low-yield and high-yield strains of the fungus Yarrowia lipolytica to produce lipids. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.01.16From the Labs

Coupling 2 ‘Tabletop’ Laser-Plasma Accelerators, a Decisive First Step Toward Tomorrow’s Ultrapowerful Compact MachinesExternal link

In an experiment packed with scientific firsts, Berkeley Lab scientists have now demonstrated that a laser pulse can accelerate an electron beam and couple it to a second laser plasma accelerator, where another laser pulse accelerates the beam to higher energy—a fundamental breakthrough in advanced accelerator science. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.29.16User Facility

Tiniest Particles Shrink Before Exploding When Hit With SLAC’s X-Ray LaserExternal link

New finding provides a glimpse of the unusual world of superheated nanomaterials that could eventually also help scientists further develop X-ray techniques for taking atomic images of individual molecules. Read MoreExternal linkage

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