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11.02.15User Facility

Chemical Complexity Promises Improved Structural Alloys for Next-Gen Nuclear EnergyExternal link

Energy from radiation can create imperfections in alloys, so researchers in an Energy Frontier Research Center led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are investigating ways to design structural materials that develop fewer, smaller flaws under irradiation. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.02.15From the Labs

A Neutrino in a Haystack: Brookhaven's Contributions to the MicroBooNE Neutrino ExperimentExternal link

To uncover the secrets of neutrinos, scientists build massive detectors to help them spot these elusive particles. The latest, dubbed MicroBooNE, recently spotted its first accelerator-born neutrino event candidates at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.02.15From the Labs

ORNL Tires-To-Carbon Technology Licensed to RJ Lee GroupExternal link

RJ Lee Group has signed an agreement to license an invention developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that converts waste rubber into a valuable energy storage material. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.30.15From the Labs

LHC Luminosity Upgrade Project Moving to Next PhaseExternal link

This week more than 230 scientists and engineers from around the world met at CERN* to discuss the High-Luminosity LHC – a major upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) that will increase the accelerator's discovery potential through 2025. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.30.15User Facility

Researchers Model Birth of Universe in One of the Largest Cosmological Simulations Ever RunExternal link

Researchers are sifting through an avalanche of data produced by one of the largest cosmological simulations ever performed, led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.30.15User Facility

The Silent Treatment: EMSL's Quiet WingExternal link

The Quiet Wing was engineered to prevent acoustic noise, vibrations and stray electromagnetic field sources from interfering with the high-resolution capabilities of EMSL’s seven state-of-the-art microscopes, enabling scientists to visualize the components of complex samples as atomic-scale images. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.30.15User Facility

Battery Mystery Solved: Atomic-Resolution Microscopy Answers Longstanding Questions About Lithium-Rich Cathode MaterialExternal link

Using complementary microscopy and spectroscopy techniques, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) say they have solved the structure of lithium- and manganese-rich transition metal oxides, a potentially game-changing battery material and the subject of intense debate in the decade since it was discovered. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.29.15From the Labs

New ORNL Catalyst Features Unsurpassed SelectivityExternal link

Catalyst developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and highlighted in a paper published in Nature Communications features unprecedented selectivity and a conversion rate nearly twice that of conventional catalysts. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.29.15From the Labs

Scientists Call for National Effort to Understand and Harness Earth’s Microbes for Health, Energy, Agriculture, and EnvironmentExternal link

To understand and harness the capabilities of Earth’s microbial ecosystems, nearly fifty scientists from Department of Energy national laboratories, universities, and research institutions have proposed a national effort called the Unified Microbiome Initiative. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.28.15From the Labs

Keys to Access: Argonne-INCREASE Partnership Opens Doors to CollaborationExternal link

U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory is working to connect minority serving institutions with the facilities, tools and expertise at the lab by partnering with the Interdisciplinary Consortium for Research and Education and Access in Science and Engineering (INCREASE). Read MoreExternal linkage