Science Headlines

09.20.17User Facility

Multiscale Simulations Help Predict Unruly Plasma BehaviorExternal link

A team of physicists from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) ran a series of multiscale gyrokinetic simulations at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) to determine whether electron energy transport in a tokamak plasma discharge is multiscale in nature. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.19.17User Facility

A Window into SolarExternal link

A University of Cambridge/Argonne National Laboratory collaboration has enlisted high-performance computing to data-mine materials’ physical and chemical properties for inexpensive and environmentally sound dye-sensitized solar cells in windows. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.19.17User Facility

Copper Catalyst Yields High Efficiency CO2-to-Fuels ConversionExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a new electrocatalyst that can directly convert carbon dioxide into multicarbon fuels and alcohols using record-low inputs of energy. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.19.17User Facility

The Sublime Challenge of Jet NoiseExternal link

University of Minnesota Engineering Professor Joe Nichols is working with the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility to create high-fidelity computer simulations to determine how jet turbulence produces noise. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.18.17User Facility

New Evidence for Small, Short-Lived Drops of Early Universe Quark-Gluon Plasma?External link

Scientists at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)—a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility for nuclear physics research at DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory reveal correlated flow of particles emerging from even the lowest-energy, small-scale collisions at Big-Bang particle collider. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.15.17User Facility

Brookhaven's Computational Science Laboratory Accelerates Radar Simulator Code for Cloud ResearchExternal link

Optimization will enable atmospheric scientists to more quickly evaluate how well cloud models simulate processes observed by radar and other sensors and determine if observational systems are capturing accurate views of the atmosphere. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.15.17User Facility

New Insights into Nanocrystal Growth in LiquidExternal link

Many seashells, minerals, and semiconductor nanomaterials are made up of smaller crystals, which are assembled together like the pieces of a puzzle. Now, researchers have measured the forces that cause the crystals to assemble, revealing an orchestra of competing factors that researchers might be able to control. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.14.17User Facility

New Study on Graphene-Wrapped Nanocrystals Makes Inroads Toward Next-Gen Fuel CellsExternal link

A powdery mix of metal nanocrystals wrapped in single-layer sheets of carbon atoms, developed at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), shows promise for safely storing hydrogen for use with fuel cells for passenger vehicles and other uses. And now, a new study provides insight into the atomic details of the crystals’ ultrathin coating and how it serves as selective shielding while enhancing their performance in hydrogen storage. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.14.17From the Labs

Niyanth Sridharan: Asking the Right QuestionsExternal link

Niyanth Sridharan grew up in a family that indulged his questions by using real-world examples to explain scientific concepts. That natural curiosity still drives the materials researcher today as he explores additive manufacturing techniques at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.14.17User Facility

NERSC Supercomputers Help Berkeley Lab Scientists Map Key DNA Protein ComplexExternal link

Chalking up another success for a new imaging technology that has energized the field of structural biology, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) obtained the highest resolution map yet of a large assembly of human proteins that is critical to DNA function. Read MoreExternal linkage

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