Science Headlines

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 MoreExternal linkage

05.04.16User Facility

Could Aluminum Nitride Produce Quantum Bits?External link

Using NERSC’s Edison supercomputer, researchers found that by applying strain to aluminum nitride, one could create structural defects that may be harnessed as qubits similar to the one seen in diamond. Read MoreExternal linkage

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 MoreExternal linkage

05.03.16Press Release

DOE’s Office of Science Selects 49 Scientists to Receive Early Career Research Program Funding

Program provides support to exceptional researchers. Read More »

05.03.16User Facility

Supercooled Cavities for Particle AccelerationExternal link

Researchers at the National Synchrotron Light Source II are accelerating electrons at nearly the speed of light, using liquid helium and liquid nitrogen to create the extremely low temperatures needed for the electrons to flow with less resistance. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.29.16User Facility

Dual Collaborations Using EMSL and DOE JGI to Speed and Amplify Research ImpactExternal link

An innovative program with EMSL and the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, or DOE JGI, in California, gives scientists a chance to combine the expertise and capabilities from both user facilities. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.29.16User Facility

NSLS Re-Use & Recycling Effort Saves Funding and Gives New Life to Key ComponentsExternal link

When the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory shut down permanently in 2014, hundreds of pieces of equipment remained in the building, much of it still scientifically useful and valuable. Since then, many of these items have been re-purposed at its successor, NSLS-II — a DOE Office of Science User Facility — and at other facilities across the Lab site, saving millions of dollars for DOE and the Lab. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.25.16From the Labs

Giving Back to National Science BowlExternal link

In the 1990s, Dean Jens and Doug Fuller were high school students playing on teams from Ankeny High School that were competing to secure coveted spots in the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl (NSB) ® competition. Today, they’re professionals, fathers, and devoted alumni whose annual volunteer commitment to the NSB allows them to give back to a competition that helped shape their lives. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.25.16User Facility

ORNL Researchers Discover New State of Water MoleculeExternal link

The discovery, made possible with experiments at ORNL’s Spallation Neutron Source and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the United Kingdom, demonstrates features of water under ultra confinement in rocks, soil and cell walls, which scientists predict will be of interest across many disciplines. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.22.16From the Labs

Cleaning Up Hybrid Battery Electrodes Improves Capacity and LifespanExternal link

PNNL chemists discovered they could make superior hybrid battery materials with a technology — called ion soft-landing — that intricately controls the raw components with a membrane that separates the ions, setting down only the negative ions on the electrode surfaces. Read MoreExternal linkage

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