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12.14.15User Facility

Weyl Fermions Discovered After 85 YearsExternal link

An international team led by Princeton University scientists has discovered an elusive massless particle first theorized 85 years ago: the Weyl fermion. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.14.15User Facility

Data to Solve Mysteries in the CloudsExternal link

Four years after field research at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility’s Southern Great Plains site in central Oklahoma ended, data is yielding the secrets of storms. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.14.15From the Labs

The Artificial Materials That Came in From the ColdExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a freeze-casting technique that enables them to design and create strong, tough and lightweight materials comparable to bones, teeth, shells and wood. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.11.15User Facility

Covering All Bases: Probing the Spectrum of Land-Atmosphere InteractionsExternal link

Mile-long fiber optic cables will soon stretch across a site on the Southern Great Plains to provide fine-resolution data that will help improve climate models, weather forecasts, and water resources management. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.11.15From the Labs

The Catalyst's ChoiceExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory discovered that on large palladium particles, the abundance of active hydrogen atoms promotes the formation of methane from carbon dioxide, but on the smaller particles, less hydrogen is available and the reaction produces carbon monoxide. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.10.15From the Labs

To Get More Oomph from an Electron Gun, Tip it With DiamondoidsExternal link

Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered that a single layer of tiny diamonds increases electron emission 13,000-fold. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.09.15User Facility

Scientists Find Mostly Liquid Particulates over Amazon RainforestExternal link

When scientists participating in the GoAmazon 2014/2015 experiment measured the physical state of aerosols drifting over the Amazon rain forest, they found that 80 percent of the time those particles were liquid. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.09.15User Facility

Titan Helps Researchers Explore Explosive Star ScenariosExternal link

A team led by Michael Zingale of Stony Brook University is exploring the physics of Type Ia supernovas using the Titan supercomputer at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.08.15User Facility

RHIC Particle Smashups Find that Shape MattersExternal link

Peering into the seething soup of primordial matter created in particle collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)—an "atom smasher" dedicated to nuclear physics research at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory—scientists have come to a new understanding of how particles are produced in these collisions. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.08.15From the Labs

High-Energy X-Rays Give Industry Affordable Way to Optimize Cast IronExternal link

Synchrotron X-ray analysis by researchers at the Advanced Photon Source has shown why compacted graphite iron can conduct heat better than ductile iron while maintaining good ductile strength. Read MoreExternal linkage

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