Science Headlines

2017

12.27.17User Facility

New Study Visualizes Motion of Water Molecules, Promises New Wave of Electronic DevicesExternal link

An Oak Ridge National Laboratory-led research team used a sophisticated X-ray scattering technique to visualize and quantify the movement of water molecules in space and time, which provides new insights that may open pathways for liquid-based electronics. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.26.17From the Labs

A Catalytic Balancing ActExternal link

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Drexel University and several universities in South Korea used a new and counterintuitive approach to create a better catalyst that supports one of the reactions involved in splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.26.17From the Labs

Ames Laboratory-led Research Team Maps Magnetic Fields of Bacterial Cells and Nano-objects for the First TimeExternal link

A research team led by a scientist from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has demonstrated for the first time that the magnetic fields of bacterial cells and magnetic nano-objects in liquid can be studied at high resolution using electron microscopy. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.26.17From the Labs

Feathers and Whiskers Help Prevent Short Circuits in Plasma DevicesExternal link

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have found a way to prevent plasma — the hot, charged state of matter composed of free electrons and atomic nuclei — from causing short circuits in machines such as spacecraft thrusters, radar amplifiers, and particle accelerators. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.22.17User Facility

‘Hot’ Electrons Heat Up Solar Energy ResearchExternal link

Solar and renewable energy is getting hot, thanks to nanoscientists — those who work with materials smaller than the width of a human hair — at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory who have discovered new, better and faster ways to convert energy from light into energetic electrons. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.22.17From the Labs

INCITE Awards LLNL Researchers with Computing Time at Argonne and Oak RidgeExternal link

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and researchers were among those awarded dedicated time on supercomputers at Argonne(link is external) and Oak Ridge (link is external)national laboratories under a Department of Energy program aimed at supporting computationally intensive, large-scale research projects. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.21.17User Facility

New Boeing Method Accelerates Turbulence Modeling Uncertainty AnalysisExternal link

Boeing researchers recently used resources at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility to perform simulations that would aid them in identifying and reducing uncertainty in a computational turbulence model called the Spalart–Allmaras model. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.21.17User Facility

When One Reference Genome is Not EnoughExternal link

An international team led by researchers at the Joint Genome Institute gauged the size of a plant pan-genome - the non-redundant union of all the sets of genes found in individuals of a species - using Brachypodium distachyon, a wild grass widely used as a model for grain and biomass crops, enabling breeders to harness natural diversity to improve traits such as yield, disease resistance, and tolerance of marginal growing conditions. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.21.17User Facility

Neutrons Track Quantum Entanglement in Copper Elpasolite MineralExternal link

A research team including Georgia Institute of Technology professor Martin Mourigal used neutron scattering at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to study copper elpasolite, a mineral that can be driven to an exotic magnetic state when subjected to very low temperatures and a high magnetic field. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.20.17User Facility

Q&A with CFN User Xiaowei TengExternal link

To design nanostructured materials for energy conversion and storage applications, Teng of the University of New Hampshire extensively uses the electron microscopy facilities at Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN). Read MoreExternal linkage

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