Science Headlines

08.24.17User Facility

DOE User Facilities Partner for Greater Scientific ImpactExternal link

Two Department of Energy user facilities, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) and the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), have selected 14 proposals from a joint call for 2018 research under the Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science (FICUS) initiative. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.23.17From the Labs

The Wonderland of ALICE: Q&A with Thomas M. CormierExternal link

In 2013, Thomas came to ORNL from Wayne State University, where he held a joint appointment at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, to head the Large Hadron Collider Heavy Ion Group and lead the design, development and deployment of future U.S. instrumentation for ALICE. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.23.17From the Labs

Mindy Clark: Sowing the Seeds for Scientific BreakthroughsExternal link

Mindy Clark’s enthusiasm for plant biology has only grown from her time in the classroom at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) to her years working in greenhouse operations for private industry and more recently at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.22.17User Facility

MARCUS Means a Rolling, Rich Science Look at the Southern OceanExternal link

The DOE-funded campaign, Measurement of Aerosols, Radiation and Clouds over the Southern Ocean (MARCUS), gathers the most complete set of data on aerosol and cloud properties from shipboard instruments over the stormy seas south of Antarctica. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.22.17User Facility

Scientists Create ‘Diamond Rain’ That Forms in the Interior of Icy Giant PlanetsExternal link

SLAC’s X-ray laser and Matter in Extreme Conditions instrument allow researchers to examine the exotic precipitation in real time as it materializes in the laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.21.17User Facility

Kathryn Hastie Wins Spicer Award for Lassa Virus Work at SLAC’s X-ray SynchrotronExternal link

The Scripps researcher is honored for groundbreaking research at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource that accelerated the development of a vaccine for deadly Lassa fever. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.21.17User Facility

Nanotechnology Moves from the Clean Room to the ClassroomExternal link

High school students can get a hands-on introduction to nanoscience by growing copper wires at the nano-scale (one billionth of a meter) and micro-scale (millionth of a meter) using technology developed at Argonne’s Center for Nanoscale Materials, a DOE Office of Science User Facility, and produced by United Scientific. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.21.17From the Labs

PPPL Delivers New Key Components to Help Power a Fusion Energy ExperimentExternal link

At the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), engineers recently designed and delivered a set of innovative new components for the neutral beam injectors that heat plasma in the DIII-D National Fusion Facility, the tokamak that General Atomics operates for DOE in San Diego. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.18.17User Facility

Q&A with CFN Staff Member Gwen WrightExternal link

At Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), Wright provides training to users and staff members who need access to the cleanroom and scanning electron microscope lab. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.18.17User Facility

Discovered: A Quick and Easy Way to Shut Down Instabilities in Fusion DevicesExternal link

Scientists have discovered a remarkably simple way to suppress a common instability that can halt fusion reactions and damage the walls of reactors built to create a “star in a jar.” Read MoreExternal linkage

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