Science Headlines

06.22.16User Facility

NERSC Staff and Users Readying for Delivery of Cori Phase 2 Knights Landing-Based System in JulyExternal link

For the past year, staff at the Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have been preparing users of 20 leading science applications for the arrival of the second phase of its newest supercomputer, Cori. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.21.16User Facility

New Electron Microscope Method Detects Atomic-Scale MagnetismExternal link

Scientists can now detect magnetic behavior at the atomic level with a new electron microscopy technique developed by a team from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Uppsala University, Sweden. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.21.16User Facility

CMI Taps the Power of Supercomputing to Find Rare-Earth Refining AlternativesExternal link

A research project led by the Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub, has identified agents for the separation of rare-earth metals that are potentially much less costly and better-performing than those currently used. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.20.16User Facility

Titan Shines Light on High-Temperature Superconductor PathwayExternal link

A team led by Thomas Maier of the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) used the Titan supercomputer at ORNL to simulate how superconductivity arises in cuprates’ pseudogap phase. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.20.16User Facility

Superconducting Magnet Powers Up After Cross-Country JourneyExternal link

A team of physicists and engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory has just completed preliminary tests of a 20-ton cylindrical magnet that could form the heart of an upgraded particle detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). Read MoreExternal linkage

06.20.16User Facility

Scientists Seek New Physics Using ORNL’s Intense Neutrino SourceExternal link

Soon to be deployed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is an experiment to explore new physics associated with neutrinos. The Precision Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment, or PROSPECT, is led by Yale University and includes partners from 14 academic and governmental institutions. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.17.16From the Labs

Calorimeter Components Put to the TestExternal link

Brookhaven scientists, students, and university partners help build and test key components for a possible future RHIC detector upgrade. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.16.16User Facility

New X-ray Method Allows Scientists to Probe Molecular ExplosionsExternal link

A team led by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory used the high-intensity, quick-burst X-rays provided by the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to look at how the atoms in a molecule change when the molecule is bombarded with X-rays. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.16.16From the Labs

With Spiraling Light, SLAC X-ray Laser Offers New Glimpses of MoleculesExternal link

A new device at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory allows researchers to explore the properties and dynamics of molecules with circularly polarized, or spiraling, light. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.15.16User Facility

Introducing…sPHENIX!External link

A new collaboration of nuclear physicists takes aim at understanding how the ultra-hot, ultra-dense plasma that formed our early universe gets its intriguing properties. Read MoreExternal linkage

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