Science Headlines

04.26.18User Facility

Unusual Magnetic Structure May Support Next-Generation TechnologyExternal link

A research team from Colorado State University are using neutrons to study a material with an unusual magnetic structure. This research could both enhance their team’s fundamental understanding of frustrated magnetism and lead to improvements in digital information storage. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.26.18User Facility

Cracking the Catalytic CodeExternal link

Argonne’s chemists are finding ways to more cheaply and efficiently manufacture products derived from shale gas deposits and are identifying new routes to make higher-performance catalysts. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.26.18User Facility

Faces of Summit: Serving up SoftwareExternal link

The installation of a new supercomputer demands the expertise of individuals with diverse knowledge sets. As projects evolve, diverge, and grow, they require a special kind of talent to fit certain pieces together. When it comes to scientific codes and software, they require someone who knows computers and science—someone like Mark Berrill, a computational scientist in the Scientific Computing Group (SciComp) at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF). Read MoreExternal linkage

04.25.18User Facility

Nanoparticle Breakthrough Could Capture Unseen Light for Solar Energy ConversionExternal link

An international team, led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has demonstrated a breakthrough in the design and function of nanoparticles that could make solar panels more efficient by converting light usually missed by solar cells into usable energy. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.25.18User Facility

Strained Materials Make Cooler SuperconductorsExternal link

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have added a new dimension to our understanding of why straining a particular group of materials, called Ruddlesden-Popper oxides, tampers with their superconducting properties. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.24.18User Facility

Neutrons Provide Insights into Increased Performance for Hybrid Perovskite Solar CellsExternal link

Neutron scattering has revealed, in real time, the fundamental mechanisms behind the conversion of sunlight into energy in hybrid perovskite materials. A better understanding of this behavior will enable manufacturers to design solar cells with increased efficiency. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.24.18User Facility

U.S. Department of Energy Funding Opportunity Opens Doors for Graduate StudentsExternal link

Since its inception in 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program has been a source of world-class opportunities for up-and-coming researchers. It has funded over 300 graduate awardees from more than 100 universities to conduct thesis research at 17 DOE national laboratories. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.24.18User Facility

Army Researchers Conduct First-ever Combustion Experiment with X-raysExternal link

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Propulsion made an historic first with its experiment in a gas turbine combustor using X-rays. The data will help advance gas turbine engine designs for higher power density and efficiency, scientists said. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.23.18User Facility

New Testing of Model Improves Confidence in the Performance of ITERExternal link

Researchers from the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory; University of Wisconsin-Madison; the University of California, San Diego; the University of California, Los Angles; the University of Texas at Austin, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and the Dill-D National Fusion Facility ran a “reduced physics” model hundreds of times on PPPL computers that simplified the massively parallel and costly simulations of multiscale turbulence and showed how to improve the production of fusion by adding electron heating to ion heating. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.23.18From the Labs

New Exascale System for Earth SimulationExternal link

A new earth modeling system unveiled today will have weather-scale resolution and use advanced computers to simulate aspects of Earth’s variability and anticipate decadal changes that will critically impact the U.S. energy sector in coming years. Read MoreExternal linkage

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