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07.31.18From the Labs

DUNE Collaboration Completes Interim Design Report for Gigantic Particle DetectorsExternal link

The more than 1,000 scientists and engineers from 32 countries working on the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), hosted by the Department of Energy’s Fermilab, achieved a milestone on July 29 when the collaboration released its 687-page Interim Design Report for the construction of gigantic particle detector modules a mile underground in South Dakota. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.31.18User Facility

Newest Supercomputer to Help Develop Fusion Energy in International DeviceExternal link

Scientists led by Stephen Jardin, principal research physicist and head of the Computational Plasma Physics Group at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, have won 40 million core hours of supercomputer time to simulate plasma disruptions that can halt fusion reactions and damage fusion facilities, so that scientists can learn how to stop them. The PPPL team will apply its findings to ITER, the international tokamak under construction in France to demonstrate the practicality of fusion energy. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.31.18User Facility

Tin TypeExternal link

Tin, an element perhaps best known for its use in tin cans, may help with the world’s data demands. A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory are examining tin as a silicon-friendly material to help create new cost-effective memory devices. The new candidate, discovered in a recent study of solid-state memory components, offers the same performance advantages of more commonly used elements such as copper or silver, yet is compatible with silicon. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.30.18From the Labs

Berkeley Lab-Developed Digital Library is a Game-Changer for Environmental ResearchExternal link

A digital tool developed by a collaboration of scientists led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) will make it much easier to use high-quality observations collected over years to power computer models and examine and predict ecosystem and watershed behaviors over time scales stretching from seasons to decades to centuries. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.30.18User Facility

Pictures of Success in 3-D PrintingExternal link

Argonne researchers and their collaborators were able to observe the detailed dynamics of powder spattering during the 3-D printing process. Their conclusions may ultimately help a variety of industries mitigate defects. Read MoreExternal linkage


Department of Energy Announces $10 Million for Earth System Model Development and AnalysisExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $10 million in funding for 13 projects aimed at further enhancing one of the world’s most sophisticated computer models for understanding weather and climate patterns. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.27.18User Facility

In a New Light: 2018 NSLS-II and CFN Joint Users' MeetingExternal link

This year’s Joint Users’ Meeting of the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facilities located at DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory—presented itself in a new light with different format for the three-day conference. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.27.18User Facility

ALCC Program Awards 1.5 Billion Hours of Computing Time at ALCFExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) has awarded 20 projects a total of 1.5 billion core-hours at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), located at DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory, to pursue challenging, high-risk, high-payoff simulations. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.27.18From the Labs

Unusual Rare Earth Compound Opens Doorway to New Class of Functional MaterialsExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have discovered an earlier unknown discontinuous magnetoelastic transition in a rare-earth intermetallic. The mechanism of the material’s changing magnetic state is so unusual, it provides new possibilities for discovery of similar materials. Read MoreExternal linkage


‘Dramatic Clearing Events’ in Marine Cloud CoverExternal link

A new paper in the July 19 issue of Science reports novel findings with implications for the Earth’s radiation budget. It documents abrupt erosion of the low marine cloud cover that cools and blankets the subtropical southeast Atlantic Ocean. Read MoreExternal linkage

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