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06.10.16From the Labs

Ames Laboratory Scientists Leave Their Mark on Future ResearchersExternal link

Ames Laboratory scientists have mentored over 280 students and faculty from 34 universities, colleges and community colleges around the country in programs such as the SULI program – paid internships for undergraduates in science and engineering at DOE laboratories to work with laboratory staff scientists and engineers on projects related to ongoing research programs. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.09.16From the Labs

New Beginning at FAST: Research Accelerator Reaches Design Beam EnergyExternal link

Fermilab sent an electron beam with an energy of 50 million electronvolts, or MeV, through the photoinjector at the Fermilab Accelerator Science and Technology facility (FAST) on May 16, achieving a major design goal for the accelerator – and marking the beginning of a new accelerator science program at the laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.09.16From the Labs

Massive Trove of Battery and Molecule Data Released to PublicExternal link

The Materials Project, a Google-like database of material properties aimed at accelerating innovation based at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has released an enormous trove of data to the public, giving scientists working on fuel cells, photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, and a host of other advanced materials a powerful tool to explore new research avenues. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.08.16User Facility

Messina Discusses Rewards and Challenges for New Exascale ProjectExternal link

Argonne Distinguished Fellow Paul Messina has been tapped to lead the DOE and NNSA’s Exascale Computing Project with the goal of paving the way toward exascale supercomputing. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.08.16From the Labs

Provisional Names Announced for Superheavy Elements 113, 115, 117, and 118External link

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Inorganic Chemistry Division has published a Provisional Recommendation for the names and symbols of the recently discovered superheavy elements 113, 115, 117, and 118. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.07.16User Facility

ORNL Research Finds Magnetic Material Could Host Wily Weyl FermionsExternal link

An elusive massless particle could exist in a magnetic crystal structure, revealed by neutron and X-ray research from a team of scientists led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.07.16User Facility

New Chemical ‘Sponges’ Designed to Soak Up Toxic Cancer-Fighting Drugs After Targeting TumorsExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are using materials developed for fuel cells in a new device that can be inserted via a tiny tube into a vein and capture chemotherapy drugs before they circulate throughout the body. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.07.16Profile

NSLS-II User Profiles: Wilson ChiuExternal link

Wilson K. S. Chiu, a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Connecticut, recently conducted an experiment as one of the first general users at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) Hard X-Ray Nanoprobe (HXN). Read MoreExternal linkage

06.03.16User Facility

Scientists Find Surprising Magnetic Excitations in a Metallic CompoundExternal link

An experimental team of researchers originally from Brookhaven Lab and Stony Brook University and from the University of Amsterdam have developed a model to describe the behavior of the metallic compound made of ytterbium, platinum, and lead (Yb2Pt2Pb), leading to a new understanding of how spinions contribute to – but orbital motion is the dominant mechanism for – magnetism. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.03.16User Facility

How to Heal Broken Bonds, Catalyst StyleExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory demonstrated how defects deep inside a zeolite catalyst could be healed, allowing the catalyst to drive reactions in hot water, a common environment for materials involved in converting paper industry waste and other biomass into fuels. Read MoreExternal linkage

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