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07.13.16User Facility

Directed MatterExternal link

Additive manufacturing techniques featuring atomic precision could one day create materials with Legos flexibility and Terminator toughness, according to researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.12.16User Facility

Scientists Optimize Defects for Better Superconducting EffectsExternal link

In a new study, researchers at Argonne have developed a rational approach to optimizing the arrangement of defects in commercial high-temperature superconducting wires to enhance their current-carrying capacity. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.07.16User Facility

New Discovery Could Better Predict How Semiconductors Weather AbuseExternal link

Berkeley Lab scientists at DOE’s Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis are working to improve systems that efficiently convert sunlight, water and carbon dioxide into fuel. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.07.16User Facility

Physics Researchers Question Calcium-52’s MagicExternal link

A multi-institution team led by Gaute Hagen at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory computed the size of the atomic nucleus calcium-48—a magic isotope—and found it had a significantly thinner neutron skin than was previously thought. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.05.16User Facility

Discovery Could Dramatically Boost Efficiency of Perovskite Solar CellsExternal link

Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered a possible secret to dramatically boosting the efficiency of perovskite solar cells hidden in the nanoscale peaks and valleys of the crystalline material. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.29.16User Facility

Climate Study Finds Human Fingerprint in Northern Hemisphere GreeningExternal link

A multinational team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory Climate Change Science Institute has found the first positive correlation between human activity and enhanced vegetation growth. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.28.16User Facility

See and Sort: Developing Novel Techniques to Visualize Uncultured Microbial Cell ActivityExternal link

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, utilized a recently refined technique to identify both individual active cells, and single clusters of active bacteria and archaea within microbial communities. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.27.16User Facility

AGS Booster Celebrates a Quarter-Century of ServiceExternal link

Built as part of the accelerator chain that feeds ions to RHIC, the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) Booster at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory is still running strong and could play a significant role in the future of nuclear physics at Brookhaven Lab. Read MoreExternal linkage

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