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12.06.17User Facility

CEBAF Begins Operations following Upgrade CompletionExternal link

The world's most advanced particle accelerator for investigating the quark structure of matter is gearing up to begin its first experiments following official completion of an upgrade to triple its original design energy. The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is now back online and ramping up for the start of experiments. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.05.17User Facility

Genes Found in Drought-Resistant Plants Could Accelerate Evolution of Water-Use Efficient CropsExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have identified a common set of genes that enable different drought-resistant plants to survive in semi-arid conditions, which could play a significant role in bioengineering and creating energy crops that are tolerant to water deficits. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.05.17User Facility

Nanoscientists Develop New Material with Controllable PoresExternal link

Scientists from the University of Buffalo working at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials have made a new material from bottlebrush copolymers, creating a framework for strong materials with nanoscale-sized, controllable pores. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.05.17From the Labs

Welcome Back, GRETINAExternal link

GRETINA, a world-class gamma ray spectrometer scientists are installing at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, will soon be contributing to our knowledge of the physics of unusual atomic nuclei. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.04.17From the Labs

Live Via Satellite: A Global Perspective on Plant HealthExternal link

With the help of an Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researcher who has been studying photosynthesis at canopy height, scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and other institutions have discovered a way to observe the process on a global scale, with implications for research in areas such as crop yield, drought response, and carbon cycle modeling. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.01.17User Facility

Watching a Quantum Material Lose Its StripesExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have now disentangled the intriguing dynamics of how such atomic-scale stripes melt and form, providing fundamental insights that could be useful in the development of novel energy materials. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.01.17User Facility

Scaling Deep Learning for ScienceExternal link

Using the Titan supercomputer, a research team led by Robert Patton of the US Department of Energy’s(DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has developed an evolutionary algorithm capable of generating custom neural networks that match or exceed the performance of handcrafted artificial intelligence systems. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.30.17From the Labs

Blowing in the Stellar Wind: Scientists Reduce the Chances of Life on Exoplanets in So-called Habitable ZonesExternal link

Researchers led by space physicist Chuanfei Dong of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Princeton University have recently raised doubts about water on — and thus potential habitability of — frequently cited exoplanets that orbit red dwarfs, the most common stars in the Milky Way. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.30.17User Facility

World’s Smallest Fidget Spinner Showcases Access to Serious Science FacilityExternal link

The tiny whirligig was created by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences to illustrate the facility’s unique resources and expertise available to scientists across the world. The microscale fidget spinner measures only 100 microns wide, or one tenth of a millimeter, but the capabilities it represents are enormous. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.30.17User Facility

“Holy Grail” for Batteries: Solid-State Magnesium Battery a Big Step CloserExternal link

A team of Department of Energy (DOE) scientists at the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) has discovered the fastest magnesium-ion solid-state conductor, a major step towards making solid-state magnesium-ion batteries that are both energy dense and safe. Read MoreExternal linkage

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