Science Headlines

02.02.18User Facility

Study of Salts in Water Causing StirExternal link

A research team led by Argonne’s Giulia Galli has gleaned new insights about the structure of salt water by simulating the liquid at the molecular level with the Mira supercomputer, housed at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.02.18From the Labs

Scientists Discover ‘Chiral Phonons’ – Atomic Rotations in a 2-D Semiconductor CrystalExternal link

A research team from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has found the first evidence that a shaking motion in the structure of an atomically thin (2-D) material possesses a naturally occurring circular rotation. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.02.18User Facility

Magnetic Trick Triples the Power of SLAC’s X-Ray LaserExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered a way to triple the amount of power generated by the world’s most powerful X-ray laser. The new technique, developed at SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), will enable researchers to observe the atomic structure of molecules and ultrafast chemical processes that were previously undetectable at the atomic scale. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.01.18From the Labs

Applying Machine Learning to the Universe's MysteriesExternal link

Physicists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and their collaborators have demonstrated that computers are ready to tackle the universe’s greatest mysteries. The team fed thousands of images from simulated high-energy particle collisions to train computer networks to identify important features. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.31.18User Facility

SLAC Scientists Investigate How Metal 3-D Printing Can Avoid Producing Flawed PartsExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are using X-ray light to observe and understand how the process of making metal parts using three-dimensional (3-D) printing can leave flaws in the finished product – and discover how those flaws can be prevented. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.30.18User Facility

Networking, Data Experts Design a Better Portal for Scientific DiscoveryExternal link

A team of networking experts from the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), with the Globus team from the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, have designed a new approach – a data portal or science gateway - that makes data sharing faster, more reliable and more secure. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.30.18User Facility

Silencing Is Golden: Scientists Image Molecules Vital for Gene RegulationExternal link

Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have gained insight into the molecules in the Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 that is involved in “silencing” genes so that they are not “read” by the cellular machinery that decodes genetic information. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.29.18User Facility

X-Ray Experiments Suggest High Tunability of 2-D MaterialExternal link

Scientists at Berkeley Lab use a new platform, called MAESTRO, to see microscale details in monolayer material’s electronic structure. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.29.18User Facility

Scientists Catch Light Squeezing and Stretching Next-Gen Data Storage MaterialExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have seen for the first time how atoms in iron-platinum nanoparticles – a next-generation material for magnetic data storage devices – respond extremely rapidly to brief laser flashes. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.26.18User Facility

It All Starts With a ‘Spark’: Berkeley Lab Delivers Injector That Will Drive X-Ray Laser UpgradeExternal link

A team at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) designed and built a unique version of a device, called an injector gun, that can produce a steady stream of these electron bunches that will ultimately be used to produce brilliant X-ray laser pulses at a rapid-fire rate of up to 1 million per second. Read MoreExternal linkage

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