Science Headlines

01.07.16User Facility

Finding New Ways to Optimize Old CodesExternal link

A team at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility has developed a software application that mines the source code for computational patterns, helping users identify additional opportunities for extracting parallelism from parts of the code for greater efficiency on high performance computing systems. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.07.16From the Labs

A Nanoscale Look at Why a New Alloy is Amazingly ToughExternal link

A team of researchers led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has identified several mechanisms that make a new, cold-loving material one of the toughest metallic alloys ever. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.06.16From the Labs

PPPL Physicists Simulate Innovative Method for Starting Up Tokamaks Without Using a SolenoidExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have produced self-consistent computer simulations that capture the evolution of an electric current inside fusion plasma without using a central electromagnet, or solenoid. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.06.16From the Labs

ORNL on Team Officially Recognized for Elements 115, 117 DiscoveryExternal link

The International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry has announced formal verification of four new chemical elements, recognizing the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and its collaborators for the discovery of elements 115 and 117. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.06.16From the Labs

Q&A: Biologist Describes Milestone Toward a Universal Flu VaccineExternal link

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute and the Crucell Vaccine Institute have now designed a protein fragment called mini-HA that stimulates the production of antibodies against a variety of influenza viruses. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.05.16From the Labs

Beam-Beam Compensation Scheme Doubles Proton-Proton Collision Rates at RHICExternal link

Scientists at Brookhaven National Lab are using an electron gun to create a negatively charged electron beam, kicking protons toward the center of the beam, maximizing collision rates, and producing more data in their search for the source of proton spin. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.29.15From the Labs

Creating a Super Lattice: Zipping Electrons, Jumping Holes, and the Quest for Solar FuelsExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Washington created a new material that quickly separates electrons and their holes, providing a key insight for solar fuel production Read MoreExternal linkage

12.28.15From the Labs

Brookhaven Scientists to Lead Two New Nuclear Theory Collaborative ProjectsExternal link

Theoretical physicists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory will serve as principal investigators for two of three recently announced collaborative projects exploring the theoretical underpinnings of nuclear physics. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.24.15From the Labs

New Hybrid Electrolyte For Solid-State Lithium BatteriesExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a novel electrolyte for use in solid-state lithium batteries that overcomes many of the problems that plague other solid electrolytes while also showing signs of being compatible with next-generation cathodes. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.24.15User Facility

Getting the Lead Out of Photovoltaics with NeutronsExternal link

Researchers from DuPont and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are studying hybrid perovskites at TOPAZ, SNS beam line 12, with hopes of influencing the development of better photovoltaics. Read MoreExternal linkage