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10.14.16User Facility

Crystal Clear Imaging: Infrared Brings to Light Nanoscale Molecular ArrangementExternal link

A team of researchers working at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has demonstrated infrared imaging of an organic semiconductor known for its electronics capabilities, revealing key nanoscale details about the nature of its crystal shapes and orientations, and defects that also affect its performance. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.12.16From the Labs

Planetarium Show Brings ‘Phantom’ Matter to LifeExternal link

Berkeley Lab collaborated with other national labs, universities, and international research institutions on the production of a new planetarium show, “Phantom of the Universe,” designed to immerse audiences in the search for dark matter. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.12.16User Facility

Nano-Spike Catalyst Convert Carbon Dioxide Directly into EthanolExternal link

In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol. Their finding, which involves nanofabrication and catalysis science, was serendipitous. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.11.16User Facility

SUE Lends a Hand: Field Museum Scientists Remove T. rex’s Arm for Argonne StudyExternal link

Two Field Museum scientists are leaving their labs and going face-to-face with SUE, the biggest Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered, armed only with a wrench. And they’re going to take her arm off. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.11.16From the Labs

Still No 'Sterile' Neutrinos, But the Search Goes OnExternal link

Reports of the non-existence of the so-called “sterile” neutrino are premature, say scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory—even as they release results from two experiments that further limit the places this elusive particle may be hiding. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.11.16From the Labs

New Equipment Allows Ames Laboratory and ISU Researchers to Simulate Commercial Materials ProcessingExternal link

Researchers at Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have a new tool to help understand and fine-tune the processing of materials in a variety of commercial techniques. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.07.16User Facility

ALCF Summer Student Projects Tackle Real-World ProblemsExternal link

Dominique Hoskin took an important first step towards a future career in designing commercial aircrafts by spending his summer working with high-performance computing (HPC) codes at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.07.16User Facility

SNS Accelerator Celebrates 10 Years of Leading the WayExternal link

The first of its kind superconducting linear particle accelerator (LINAC) built for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is now celebrating 10 years of successful operations. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.07.16From the Labs

Smallest. Transistor. Ever.External link

A research team led by faculty scientist Ali Javey at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has created a transistor with a working 1-nanometer gate. For comparison, a strand of human hair is about 50,000 nanometers thick. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.06.16User Facility

The Incredible Shrinking Particle AcceleratorExternal link

WarpIV, a new data analysis/visualization toolkit developed at Berkeley Lab, is designed to help speed particle accelerator research and design by enabling in situ visualization and analysis of accelerator simulations at scale Read MoreExternal linkage