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02.03.17User Facility

SLAC Study Helps Explain Why Uranium Persists in Groundwater at Former Mining SitesExternal link

A recent study led by scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory helps describe how the contaminant cycles through the environment at former uranium mining sites and why it can be difficult to remove. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.03.17User Facility

The Shape of Melting in Two DimensionsExternal link

University of Michigan researchers carried out a series of hard particle simulations on the Titan supercomputer to study how particle shape affects the physics of melting in two-dimensional systems. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.02.17User Facility

Simulations Reveal the Invisible Chaos of Superluminous SupernovaeExternal link

To better understand the physical conditions that create superluminious supernova, astrophysicists are running two-dimensional (2D) simulations of these events using supercomputers at the Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) developed CASTRO code. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.02.17User Facility

Researchers Flip Script for Li-Ion Electrolytes to Simulate Better BatteriesExternal link

A team led by the California Institute of Technology’s (Caltech’s) Thomas Miller used the Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to identify potential electrolyte materials and predict which ones could enhance the performance of lithium-ion batteries. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.01.17User Facility

Taking Down a Giant: 699 Tons of SLAC’s Accelerator Removed for UpgradeExternal link

The western end of SLAC's historic linear accelerator has been stripped of all its equipment both above and below ground and will soon house a new, superconducting accelerator that will power LCLS-II, an upgrade to the lab's premier X-ray laser. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.01.17User Facility

Vitamin B12: Power Broker to the MicrobesExternal link

Scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory report their findings about vitamin B12's importance to microbial communities, affecting energy and food production, the environment, human health, and many other processes. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.01.17From the Labs

Berkeley Lab Breaks Ground on Integrative Genomics BuildingExternal link

The groundbreaking for the Integrative Genomics Building (IGB) on January 31, 2017, at the former site of a storied particle accelerator, celebrates the future colocation of two partnering scientific user community resources and launches construction of the first building in the long-term vision for a consolidated biosciences presence on Berkeley Lab’s main site. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.30.17User Facility

Study of Microbes Reveals New Insight About Earth’s Geology and Carbon CyclesExternal link

Argonne National Laboratory researchers have discovered that the types of carbon “food” sources available to microbial communities significantly affected the composition and activity of the communities and the types of mineral products that form in their environment. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.30.17User Facility

Co-Design Centers to Help Make Next-Generation Exascale Computing a RealityExternal link

As collaborators in four co-design centers created by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP), researchers at the DOE's Argonne National Laboratory are helping to solve increasingly complex problems through modeling large-scale systems and pave the way for the creation of exascale supercomputers. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.30.17From the Labs

PPPL Scientist Uncovers Physics Behind Plasma-Etching ProcessExternal link

Physicist Igor Kaganovich at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and collaborators have uncovered some of the physics that make possible the etching of silicon computer chips, which power cell phones, computers, and a huge range of electronic devices. Read MoreExternal linkage

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