Science Headlines

11.14.17User Facility

INCITE Grants of 5.95 Billion Hours Awarded to 55 Computational Research ProjectsExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced 55 projects with high potential for accelerating discovery through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. The projects will share 5.95 billion core-hours on three of America’s most powerful supercomputers dedicated to capability-limited open science and support a broad range of large-scale research campaigns from infectious disease treatment to next-generation materials development. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.14.17User Facility

Plasma from Lasers Can Shed Light on Cosmic Rays and Solar EruptionsExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have found lasers that generate plasma can provide insight into bursts of subatomic particles that occur in deep space. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.14.17User Facility

Rules of AttractionExternal link

Markus Eisenbach, a computational scientist at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, heads a group of researchers who are exploring how atoms align in magnetic materials. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.13.17User Facility

Fuel Cell X-Ray Study Details Effects of Temperature and Moisture on PerformanceExternal link

To find the right balance of moisture and temperature in a specialized type of hydrogen fuel cell, Berkeley Lab scientists have used X-rays to explore the inner workings of its components at tiny scales. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.13.17From the Labs

“Perfectly Frustrated” Metal Provides Possible Path to Superconductivity, Other New Quantum StatesExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has discovered and described the existence of a unique disordered electron spin state in a metal that may provide a unique pathway to finding and studying frustrated magnets. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.09.17User Facility

The Mystery of the Star That Wouldn’t DieExternal link

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley scientists were part of a team that helped to decipher one of the most bizarre spectacles ever seen in the night sky: A supernova that refused to stop shining, remaining bright far longer than an ordinary stellar explosion. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.09.17From the Labs

Reaching New Heights: Physicists Improve the Vertical Stability of Superconducting Korean Fusion DeviceExternal link

A team of U.S. and Korean researchers, led by physicist Dennis Mueller of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), has now sharply improved the stability of the elongated plasma in KSTAR, setting an example for how to address similar issues in other superconducting devices such as ITER. Read MoreExternal linkage


Ho Nyung Lee: Delivering Exceptional Science Through Dedication and PerseveranceExternal link

Lee is the leader of the Thin Films and Nanostructures Group at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and ORNL manager of the DOE-BES Materials Science and Engineering Program. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.08.17From the Labs

Scientists Narrow Down the Search for Dark Photons Using Decade-Old Particle Collider DataExternal link

A fresh analysis of particle-collider data, co-led by Berkeley Lab physicists, limits some of the hiding places for one type of theorized particle – the dark photon, also known as the heavy photon – that was proposed to help explain the mystery of dark matter. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.08.17User Facility

Neutron Spectroscopy Reveals Common ‘Oxygen Sponge’ Catalyst Soaks Up Hydrogen TooExternal link

Having the right tool for the job enabled scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and their collaborators to discover that a workhorse catalyst of vehicle exhaust systems—an “oxygen sponge” that can soak up oxygen from air and store it for later use in oxidation reactions—may also be a “hydrogen sponge.” Read MoreExternal linkage

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