Science Headlines

08.18.17User Facility

Researchers Create Molecular Movie of Virus Preparing to Infect Healthy CellsExternal link

A research team has created for the first time a movie with nanoscale resolution of the three-dimensional changes a virus undergoes as it prepares to infect a healthy cell. The scientists analyzed thousands of individual snapshots from intense X-ray flashes, capturing the process in an experiment at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.17.17User Facility

NSLS-II Welcomes New Tool for Studying the Physics of MaterialsExternal link

A new diffractometer, installed at beamline 4-ID at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a DOE Office of Science User Facility that produces extremely bright beams of x-rays, will offer researchers greater precision when studying materials with unique structural, electronic, and magnetic characteristics. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.17.17From the Labs

Young Minds Take the Stage at ArgonneExternal link

Argonne’s Learning on the Lawn celebration capped 10 weeks of intense discoveries and experimentation for 90 students, led by luminaries from across the laboratory – from nuclear engineers to biologists to experts in exascale computing, systems that will be 50+ times quicker than today’s supercomputers. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.16.17User Facility

Successful Test of Small-Scale Accelerator with Big Potential Impacts for Science and MedicineExternal link

An advanced particle accelerator designed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory could reduce the cost and increase the versatility of facilities for physics research and cancer treatment. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.16.17User Facility

Newly Upgraded Laser Allows Scientists to Peer Further Into the Extreme Universe at SLAC’s LCLSExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory recently upgraded a powerful optical laser system used to create shockwaves that generate high-pressure conditions like those found within planetary interiors. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.15.17User Facility

'Organismic Learning' Mimics Some Aspects of Human ThoughtExternal link

A multi-institution, multidisciplinary team consisting of experts in materials, electrical engineering, physics, and algorithms are using quantum materials directly to solve a major problem in neural learning. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.15.17From the Labs

Dark Matter Hunt with LUX-ZEPLINExternal link

SLAC is helping to build and test the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) detector, one of the biggest and most sensitive detectors ever designed to catch hypothetical dark matter particles known as weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs). Read MoreExternal linkage

08.15.17From the Labs

ATLAS Sees First Direct Evidence of Light-by-Light Scattering at High EnergyExternal link

Physicists from the ATLAS experiment at CERN have found the first direct evidence of high energy light-by-light scattering, a very rare process in which two photons – particles of light – interact and change direction. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.14.17From the Labs

Simulation Demonstrates How Exposure to Plasma Makes Carbon Nanotubes GrowExternal link

At the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), research performed with collaborators from Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science at the State University of New York at Stony Brook has shown how plasma causes exceptionally strong, microscopic structures known as carbon nanotubes to grow. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.14.17User Facility

New Battery Material Goes with the FlowExternal link

A new material developed at Argonne shows promise for batteries that store electricity for the grid. The material consists of carefully structured molecules designed to be particularly electrochemically stable in order to prevent the battery from losing energy to unwanted reactions. Read MoreExternal linkage

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