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Northern Illinois University 05.23.16University Research

Scientists Create ‘Rewritable Magnetic Charge Ice’External link

A team of scientists working at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and led by Northern Illinois University physicist Zhili Xiao has created a new material, called “rewritable magnetic charge ice,” that permits an unprecedented degree of control over local magnetic fields and could pave the way for new computing technologies. Read More »

05.23.16From the Labs

Caught on Camera: First Movies of Droplets Getting Blown Up by X-ray LaserExternal link

Researchers have made the first microscopic movies of liquids getting vaporized by the world’s brightest X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Read More »

View of the surface of a lithium pool in Lithium Tokamak Experiment, as it is heated and cleaned of oxides by a beam of high energy electrons.05.20.16Science Highlight

Hotter All The Way: Lithium Wall Contains Plasma Without Cooling It

Lithium walls open up access to new regimes for the fusion reactor. Read More »

05.20.16From the Labs

Chemists Settle Longstanding Debate on How Methane is Made BiologicallyExternal link

Scientists from Pacific Northwest National Lab and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor determined that microbes make methane using a chemical reaction that involves a molecule, called a methyl radical, which was less favored by previous research. The team’s work, which appears in the journal Science, is vital for understanding how methane is made and how to make things from it. Read More »

05.20.16From the Labs

ORNL Demonstrates Large-Scale Technique to Produce Quantum DotsExternal link

A method to produce significant amounts of semiconducting nanoparticles for light-emitting displays, sensors, solar panels and biomedical applications has gained momentum with a demonstration by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read More »

A high-resolution photo shows the inside of the Alcator C-Mod tokamak with a representative cross-section of a fusion plasma superimposed.05.20.16Science Highlight

Supercomputers Predict New Turbulent Interactions in Fusion Plasmas

Cutting-edge simulations provide an explanation for a mystery over half a century old. Read More »

Chicago University 05.20.16University Research

New Device Steps Toward Isolating Single Electrons for Quantum ComputingExternal link

David Schuster, assistant professor of physics, and his collaborators at UChicago, Argonne National Laboratory and Yale University have integrated trapped electrons with superconducting quantum circuits, an advance in the effort to develop quantum computers. Read More »

Princeton University 05.18.16University Research

Theorists Smooth the Way to Solving One of Quantum Mechanics Oldest ProblemsExternal link

Theoretical chemists at Princeton University have pioneered a strategy for modeling quantum friction, or how a particle’s environment drags on it, a vexing problem in quantum mechanics since the birth of the field. Read More »

Mira ranks among the world’s most energy-efficient supercomputers, making it within the top 100 of the green supercomputing list.05.18.16Article

Slimming Down Supercomputers

Scientists curb the energy appetite of the nation’s “answer machines.” Read More »


CFN User Spotlight: Frances Ross Studies Nanowire GrowthExternal link

Frances Ross, a materials scientist at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, studies the mechanism by which atoms spontaneously self-assemble into nanowires—structures that are thousands of times longer than they are wide. Read More »

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