Science Headlines

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 MoreExternal linkage

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 MoreExternal linkage

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

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