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06.27.17User Facility

2-D Material’s Traits Could Send Electronics R&D Spinning in New DirectionsExternal link

An international team of researchers, working at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley, fabricated an atomically thin material and measured its exotic and durable properties that make it a promising candidate for a budding branch of electronics known as “spintronics.”
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06.27.17From the Labs

Ames Lab Scientists’ Surprising Discovery: Making Ferromagnets Stronger by Adding Non-Magnetic ElementExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory discovered that they could functionalize magnetic materials through a thoroughly unlikely method, by adding amounts of the virtually non-magnetic element scandium to a gadolinium-germanium alloy.
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06.26.17User Facility

Record-Setting Seismic Simulations Run on NERSC’s Cori SystemExternal link

Record-setting seismic simulations run earlier this year on the Cori supercomputer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) were the subject of two presentations at the ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt, Germany last week.
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06.23.17From the Labs

New Efficient, Low-Temperature Catalyst for Converting Water and CO to Hydrogen Gas and CO2External link

An international team of researchers that included Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists has developed a new low-temperature catalyst for producing high-purity hydrogen gas while simultaneously using up carbon monoxide.
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06.23.17From the Labs

A Single Electron’s Tiny Leap Sets Off ‘Molecular Sunscreen’ ResponseExternal link

A new X-ray laser technique developed at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will help scientists study a wide range of organic molecules that respond to light, from DNA building blocks to plastic products and receptors in your eyes.
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06.23.17From the Labs

Study Sheds Light on How Bacterial Organelles AssembleExternal link

Scientists at Berkeley Lab and Michigan State University are providing the clearest view yet of an intact bacterial microcompartment, revealing at atomic-level resolution the structure and assembly of the organelle’s protein shell.
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06.22.17User Facility

PPPL-led Team Wins Major Award of Time on DOE Supercomputers for Fusion Studies in 2017External link

A nationwide team of researchers led by physicist C.S. Chang of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has won the use of 269.9 million supercomputer hours to complete an extreme-scale study of the complex edge region of fusion plasmas.
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06.22.17From the Labs

Chicago Quantum Exchange to Create Technologically Transformative EcosystemExternal link

The University of Chicago is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to launch an intellectual hub for advancing academic, industrial and governmental efforts in the science and engineering of quantum information.
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06.22.17User Facility

National Synchrotron Light Source II User Profile: Stephan HruszkewyczExternal link

While Stephan regularly conducts research at Argonne's own synchrotron user facility, the Advanced Photon Source (APS), his work on the nanoscale structure and behavior of materials has led him to book beamtime at the DOE's newest synchrotron, the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II).
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06.21.17From the Labs

Northwestern, Fermi National Accelerator Lab Launch New Research CenterExternal link

The Center for Applied Physics and Superconducting Technologies (CAPST) lays the groundwork for the cross-utilization of technical expertise, facilities, and equipment and establishes a partnership that will foster joint scientific research, mentorship, and new opportunities for researchers, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.
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