Science Headlines

12.01.15User Facility

Translucent and Tough: Mollusk Shells Inspire New Materials DesignExternal link

MIT researchers working with the Advanced Photon Source x-ray beamline have determined why the Placuna placenta mollusk shell is damage resistant, leading to new designs of transparent, super-tough ceramics for use in electronics, automobiles, armor, and a host of other applications. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.01.15From the Labs

Revamped LHC Goes Heavy MetalExternal link

For the next three weeks physicists at the Large Hadron Collider will cook up the oldest form of matter in the universe by switching their subatomic fodder from protons to lead ions. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.30.15From the Labs

Pollution Changes Clouds' Ice Crystal GenesisExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that when miniscule particles of airborne dust, thought to be a perfect landing site for water vapor, are modified by pollution, they change cloud properties via ice crystal number concentration and ice water content. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.27.15Profile

Postdoc Alesha Harris: Tackling Chemistry from Nanoparticles to NeutrinosExternal link

Although Alesha Harris’ graduate work was in nanoparticles—materials just a billionth of a meter in size—she joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory as an postdoc to work on something she had never heard of before: invisible subatomic particles called neutrinos. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.27.15From the Labs

Can Paris Pledges Avert Severe Climate Change?External link

More than 190 countries are meeting in Paris next week to create a durable framework for addressing climate change and to implement a process to reduce greenhouse gases over time. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.25.15FROM THE LABS

Identifying New Sources of Turbulence in Spherical TokamaksExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have for the first time modeled previously unsuspected sources of turbulence in spherical tokamaks, an alternative design for producing fusion energy. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.24.15FROM THE LABS

Teaching Reactions How to NavigateExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory modeled every elementary step in the complicated mechanism of producing hydrogen, providing a detailed map of the amount of energy used in the different possible routes the reaction could take. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.24.15PROFILE

NSLS-II User Profiles: Emmie Campbell & Karen DeRocherExternal link

Emmie Campbell and Karen DeRocher, from the Biomineral Engineering group at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering, studied microstructures that make up spicules or "bones" in larval sea urchins with the Hard X-Ray Nanoprobe at NSLS-II. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.24.15USER FACILITY

New Supercomputer Simulations Enhance Understanding of Protein Motion and FunctionExternal link

Supercomputing simulations at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could change how researchers understand the internal motions of proteins that play functional, structural and regulatory roles in all living organisms. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.23.15USER FACILITY

Novel Intermediate Energy X-Ray Beamline Opening for ResearchersExternal link

Using relatively low-energy X-rays, the IEX beamline at the APS will help illuminate electronic ordering and emergent phenomena in ordered materials to better understand the origins of distinct electronic properties. Read MoreExternal linkage

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