Science Headlines

09.23.16User Facility

SLAC’s X-ray Laser Glimpses How Electrons Dance with Atomic Nuclei in MaterialsExternal link

Studies at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory could help design and control materials with intriguing properties, including novel electronics, solar cells and superconductors. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.22.16From the Labs

Ames Laboratory Discovers Way to Make Alane a Better Hydrogen Fuel Option for VehiclesExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, in collaboration with several partners, have discovered a less-expensive, more energy-efficient way to produce alane – aluminum trihydride – a hydrogen source widely considered to be a technological dead-end for use in automotive vehicles. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.22.16Profile

Melissa Allen: The Atmosphere's the LimitExternal link

Melissa Allen’s work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is focused on urban infrastructure and atmospheric transport, creating models to determine the effects of temperature and climate changes on human activity. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.22.16User Facility

Argonne Ahead of the "Curve" in Magnetic StudyExternal link

A new study by Argonne researchers determined that magnetic skyrmions – small electrically uncharged circular structures with a spiraling magnetic pattern – do get deflected by an applied current, much like a curveball getting deflected by air. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.21.16User Facility

'Schroedinger's Cat' Molecules Give Rise to Exquisitely Detailed MoviesExternal link

Researchers at the Stanford PULSE Institute and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have exploited the Schroedinger’s Cat paradox - that an atom or molecule can also be in two different states at once - to create X-ray movies of atomic motion with much more detail than ever before. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.21.16From the Labs

A Conscious Coupling of Magnetic and Electric MaterialsExternal link

Scientists at Berkeley Lab and Cornell University have successfully paired ferroelectric and ferrimagnetic materials so that their alignment can be controlled with a small electric field at near room temperatures, an achievement that could open doors to ultra low-power microprocessors, storage devices and next-generation electronics. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.19.16User Facility

Supercomputers Receive Funding to Help Predict and Modify New MaterialsExternal link

The Department of Energy (DOE) will invest $16 million over the next four years in supercomputer technology that will accelerate the design of new materials by combining theoretical and experimental efforts to create new validated codes. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.19.16User Facility

Study Yields New Knowledge About Materials for Ultrasound and Other ApplicationsExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and their research partners have used neutron scattering to discover the key to piezoelectric excellence in the newer materials, which are called relaxor-based ferroelectrics. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.16.16User Facility

ORNL Neutron Science Facilities Welcome 20,000th UserExternal link

In August, the High Flux Isotope Reactor and the Spallation Neutron Source—both U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facilities at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory—reached a milestone with the arrival of Irina Nesmelova, the facilities’ 20,000th user. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.16.16User Facility

Unlocking Potential of 3D Printed Rocket Parts with NeutronsExternal link

NASA engineers used the Neutron Residual Stress Mapping Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor to study residual stress in additive manufactured materials which could significantly reduce cost and schedule of flight hardware component manufacture and qualify the materials for flight. Read MoreExternal linkage

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