Science Headlines

04.17.18User Facility

Custom-Designed Alloy Enhances Nuclear SafetyExternal link

A team led by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a safer cladding for nuclear fuel rods. The new material, an alloy of iron, chromium and aluminum, avoids zirconium. As a result, it should give plant operators substantially more time to react to incidents such as a station blackout. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.17.18User Facility

U.S. Department of Energy’s INCITE Program Seeks Advanced Computational Research Proposals for 2019External link

The U.S. Department of Energy ‘s (DOE) Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program is now seeking proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns in a broad array of science, engineering and computer science domains. Read MoreExternal linkage


U.S. Department of Energy and Indian Department of Atomic Energy Sign Agreement for Neutrino Physics CollaborationExternal link

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and India’s Atomic Energy Secretary Dr. Sekhar Basu signed an agreement to expand the two countries’ collaboration on world-leading science and technology projects. It opens the way for jointly advancing cutting-edge neutrino science projects underway in both countries: the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) with the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) hosted at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Fermilab, and the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO). Read MoreExternal linkage

04.16.18User Facility

Valleytronics Discovery Could Extend Limits of Moore’s LawExternal link

Research led by Jie Yao of the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Shuren Lin of UC Berkeley’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering and included scientists from Singapore and China finds useful new information-handling potential in samples of tin(II) sulfide (SnS), a candidate “valleytronics” transistor material that might one day enable chipmakers to pack more computing power onto microchips. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.16.18User Facility

Scientists Use Machine Learning to Speed Discovery of Metallic GlassExternal link

SLAC and its collaborators are transforming the way new materials are discovered. In a new report, they combine artificial intelligence and accelerated experiments to discover potential alternatives to steel in a fraction of the time. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.13.18User Facility

Sending Electrons on a Roller-Coaster RideExternal link

A first-of-its-kind X-ray instrument for frontier research with high-brightness X-rays is now in operation at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. The new device utilizes a unique superconducting technology that speeds electrons on a path much like that of a roller coaster. Read MoreExternal linkage


Department of Energy Announces $99 Million for Small Business Research and Development GrantsExternal link

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced that the Department of Energy will award 82 grants totaling $99 million to 69 small businesses in 26 states. Funded through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, today’s selections are for Phase II research and development. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.12.18User Facility

Tiny Distortions Reveal Clearer Picture of Strands in Cosmic WebExternal link

Scientists have decoded faint distortions in the patterns of the universe’s earliest light to map huge tubelike structures invisible to our eyes – known as filaments – that serve as superhighways for delivering matter to dense hubs such as galaxy clusters. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.12.18From the Labs

Removing the Brakes on Plant Oil ProductionExternal link

Scientists studying plant biochemistry at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered new details about biomolecules that put the brakes on oil production. The findings suggest that disabling these biomolecular brakes could push oil production into high gear—a possible pathway toward generating abundant biofuels and plant-derived bioproducts. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.11.18User Facility

Researchers Engineer New Pathways for Self-Assembled NanostructuresExternal link

A collaboration of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, Yale University, and the University of Warsaw (Poland) recently used the elaborate sample chamber of the CMS beamline to study their newly assembled nanostructures using NSLS-II's ultra-bright x-rays. Read MoreExternal linkage

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