Science Headlines

07.29.16User Facility

Diamonds Help Generate New Record for Static Pressures for StudyExternal link

An international team working at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory has devised a method for achieving static pressures vastly higher than any previously reached. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.28.16User Facility

Fast-Growth Cyanobacteria Have Allure for Biofuel and Chemical ProductionExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in collaboration with scientists from several other institutions found that Synechococcus 7003, commonly called a form of blue-green algae, is an attractive target for scientists and engineers trying to create better, less expensive biofuels or develop tools for churning out custom chemicals. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.27.16User Facility

Physicists Show Trilayer Metal Oxide’s True StripesExternal link

A team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory describe a process to create a triple-layer metal oxide in a never-before-made single-crystal form; and observed in it an interesting phenomenon called charge striping, which may shed light on the physics behind similar useful electronic properties of metal oxides, such as superconductivity. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.26.16User Facility

Fundamental Fission Modeling Finds a FootholdExternal link

Using the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a team led by Aurel Bulgac of the University of Washington is spearheading this effort by developing a novel theoretical approach that extends DFT to superfluid nuclei, which exhibit characteristics similar to other strongly interacting systems of many fermions, or particles with half-integer spin such as superconducting materials. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.25.16From the Labs

New Nontoxic Process Promises Larger Ultrathin Sheets of 2D NanomaterialsExternal link

A team of scientists led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a novel way to produce two-dimensional nanosheets by separating bulk materials with nontoxic liquid nitrogen. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.22.16User Facility

An Accelerated Pipeline to Open Materials ResearchExternal link

ORNL software engineers led the development of a software platform that combines the lab’s state-of-the art imaging technologies with advanced data analytics and high-performance computing to accelerate materials science research, reducing data analysis from months to hours, and creating feedback to fine-tune simulations. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.21.16User Facility

Scientists Harness CO2 to Consolidate Biofuel Production ProcessExternal link

Technique developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) working at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) controls toxicity of ionic liquids that could lower cost by recycling key ingredient. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.21.16User Facility

Newly Discovered Material Property May Lead to High Temp SuperconductivityExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory have discovered an unusual property of purple bronze that may point to new ways to achieve high temperature superconductivity. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.20.16User Facility

Scientists Create New Thin Material That Mimics Cell MembranesExternal link

Materials scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have created a new material that performs like a cell membrane found in nature. Such a material has long been sought for applications as varied as water purification and drug delivery. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.20.16User Facility

Comparing Fungal Secretions to Uncover Carbon Compound Degradation PathwaysExternal link

A team led by researchers at Harvard University and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) conducted a comparative analysis of the secretomes of four recently-isolated and sequenced filamentous Ascomycete fungi to learn more about the variety of pathways they deploy to break down carbon compounds. Read MoreExternal linkage