Science Headlines

10.07.16User Facility

SNS Accelerator Celebrates 10 Years of Leading the WayExternal link

The first of its kind superconducting linear particle accelerator (LINAC) built for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is now celebrating 10 years of successful operations. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.07.16From the Labs

Smallest. Transistor. Ever.External link

A research team led by faculty scientist Ali Javey at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has created a transistor with a working 1-nanometer gate. For comparison, a strand of human hair is about 50,000 nanometers thick. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.06.16User Facility

The Incredible Shrinking Particle AcceleratorExternal link

WarpIV, a new data analysis/visualization toolkit developed at Berkeley Lab, is designed to help speed particle accelerator research and design by enabling in situ visualization and analysis of accelerator simulations at scale Read MoreExternal linkage

10.06.16User Facility

Enhancing the Superconducting Properties of an Iron-Based MaterialExternal link

A team of scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory has come up with a way to double the amount of electrical current an iron-based material can carry without losing its superconducting properties, while increasing the material's critical temperature. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.06.16From the Labs

A Cooperative Way to Make AmmoniaExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are gaining a better understanding of how bacteria fix nitrogen molecules into ammonia that could lead to energy savings in industrial processes such as those that produce fertilizer. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.05.16User Facility

Brookhaven Lab to Play Major Role in Two DOE Exascale Computing Application ProjectsExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory will play major roles in two of the 15 fully funded application development proposals recently selected by the DOE's Exascale Computing Project (ECP) in its first-round funding of $39.8 million. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.04.16User Facility

Water Vapor Sets Some Oxides AflutterExternal link

A research team led by Yang Shao-Horn, the W.M. Keck Professor of Energy at MIT, used a transmission electron microscope at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory, to discover a new phenomenon that could affect materials in batteries and water-splitting devices. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.03.16User Facility

Transformational X-ray Project Takes a Step ForwardExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has confirmed the need for a unique source of X-ray light that would produce beams up to 1,000 times brighter than are now possible at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (Berkeley Lab) Advanced Light Source (ALS), enabling new explorations of chemical reactions, battery performance, biological processes and exotic materials. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.29.16User Facility

Physicists Quench Their Thirst for Modeling SuperfluidsExternal link

A multi-institution team lead by researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is using Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s supercomputer Titan to compare and corroborate experimental findings on the effects of extreme conditions on various materials’ properties and interactions. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.29.16From the Labs

Brookhaven Lab's National Synchrotron Light Source II Wins Project Management Institute 2016 Project of the Year AwardExternal link

The National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) project at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has been awarded the Project Management Institute's (PMI) prestigious Project of the Year Award. Read MoreExternal linkage