Science Headlines

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

09.16.16From the Labs

Jefferson Lab Becomes an Intel® Parallel Computing Center and Deploys Newest Parallel Computing ClusterExternal link

Work on computing the behaviors of the smallest bits of matter in the universe at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has just gotten a nod from Intel®, as the laboratory becomes the newest Intel® Parallel Computing Center. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.15.16From the Labs

Complex materials can self-organize into circuits, may form basis for multifunction chipsExternal link

Researchers studying the behavior of nanoscale materials at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have shown that a single crystal complex oxide material can act like a multi-component electrical circuit that could advance microprocessors beyond today’s silicon-based chips. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.14.16Profile

Dianne Bull Ezell: Learning at Every OpportunityExternal link

As an R&D engineer in the Electro-Mechanical Systems group, studying system integration at Oak Ridge National Lab, Ezell is an example and mentor for the next generation of engineers. Read MoreExternal linkage