Nano Mag Flux Lines BNL

Color-enhanced image of magnetic flux lines around individual nickel nanodots.  (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

The Office of Science has several vehicles to update the public on the latest scientific outcomes of funded projects. The content is available as In the News articles, In Focus articles, and presentations and testimony.

Featured Articles

The new E3SM earth system model can simulate storms with surface winds faster than 150 miles per hour. 07.12.18Article

How to Fit a Planet Inside a Computer: Developing the Energy Exascale Earth System Model

DOE researchers have developed a new simulation to help us learn more about Earth’s present and future. Read More »

New research about the transfer of heat—fundamental to all materials—suggests that in thermal insulators, heat is conveyed by atomic vibrations and by random hopping of energy from atom to atom. 07.02.18User Facility

New Insights Bolster Einstein’s Idea About How Heat Moves Through SolidsExternal link

A discovery by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory supports a century-old theory by Albert Einstein that explains how heat moves through everything from travel mugs to engine parts.
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A study using a powerful beam of electrons at SLAC has revealed new atomic details of the melting of gold, potentially benefitting the development of fusion power reactors, steel processing plants, spacecraft and other applications. 06.29.18From the Labs

Atomic Movie of Melting Gold Could Help Design Materials for Future Fusion ReactorsExternal link

SLAC’s high-speed ‘electron camera’ shows for the first time the coexistence of solid and liquid in laser-heated gold, providing new clues for designing materials that can withstand extreme conditions.
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Science Headlines

07.13.18User Facility

Theorists Publish Highest-Precision Prediction of Muon Magnetic AnomalyExternal link

Theoretical physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Brookhaven National Laboratory and their collaborators have just released the most precise prediction of how subatomic particles called muons—heavy cousins of electrons—“wobble” off their path in a powerful magnetic field. Read More »

07.13.18From the Labs

Beams Off, Hardhats OnExternal link

This year’s annual accelerator shutdown at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is maintenance-driven: to finish the second half of an upgrade to the linear accelerator, change out a target, add components to improve beamline diagnostics, modify vacuum systems and replace and repair magnets. Read More »

07.13.18User Facility

Slippery When DryExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have been working for years to replace oil with solid lubricants such as graphene, which is a cheaper and more efficient substitute, one that lasts significantly longer. Read More »

Science Highlights

Tracking Down Helium-4’s Quarks and Gluons 06.22.18Science Highlight

Tracking Down Helium-4’s Quarks and Gluons

Scientists obtain the first exclusive measurement of deeply virtual Compton scattering of electrons off helium-4, vital to obtaining an unambiguous 3-D view of quarks and gluons within nuclei. Read More »

Predicting Magnetic Explosions: From Plasma Current Sheet Disruption to Fast Magnetic Reconnection06.22.18Science Highlight

Predicting Magnetic Explosions: From Plasma Current Sheet Disruption to Fast Magnetic Reconnection

Supercomputer simulations and theoretical analysis shed new light on when and how fast reconnection occurs. Read More »

Predicting Magnetic Explosions: From Plasma Current Sheet Disruption to Fast Magnetic Reconnection06.22.18Science Highlight

Predicting Magnetic Explosions: From Plasma Current Sheet Disruption to Fast Magnetic Reconnection

Supercomputer simulations and theoretical analysis shed new light on when and how fast reconnection occurs. Read More »

Presentations & Testimony

11.02.17

DOE Office of Science Update and FY 2018 Budget Request to Congress .pdf file (215KB)

DOE Office of Science Acting Director Steve Binkley provides an Office of Science Update at the November 2, 2017 BERAC Meeting.

09.27.17

DOE Office of Science Update and FY 2018 Budget Request to Congress .pdf file (1.6MB)

DOE Office of Science Acting Director Steve Binkley provides an Office of Science Update at the September 27, 2017 ASCAC Meeting.

09.24.17

Statement on American Leadership in Quantum Technology.pdf file (175KB)

Statement on American Leadership in Quantum Technology
J. Stephen Binkley, Acting Director, Office of Science provides a statement on American Leadership in Quantum Technology before the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee and Technology on September 24, 2017.

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