Science Headlines

04.04.17User Facility

Built From the Bottom Up, Nanoribbons Pave the Way to ‘On–Off’ States for GrapheneExternal link

A new way to grow narrow ribbons of graphene, a lightweight and strong structure of single-atom-thick carbon atoms linked into hexagons, may address a shortcoming that has prevented the material from achieving its full potential in electronic applications. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.03.17From the Labs

New Device Produces Hydrogen Peroxide for Water PurificationExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have created a small device for hydrogen peroxide production that could be powered by renewable energy sources, like conventional solar panels. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.03.17From the Labs

Frozen in a Flash: Rapid Solidification Keeps Materials on Cooling Fast TrackExternal link

Material scientists at the Ames Laboratory are cooling materials super-quickly to prevent the normal crystalline structures from forming, often creating materials with unique structures and properties. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.31.17From the Labs

PPPL and Max Planck Physicists Reveal Experimental Verification of a Key Source of Fast Reconnection of Magnetic FieldsExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and Germany’s Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics found that variation in the electron pressure develops along the magnetic field lines in the region undergoing reconnection. This variation balances and keeps a strong electric current inside the plasma from growing out of control and halting the reconnection process. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.31.17User Facility

Visualizing Scientific Big Data in Informative and Interactive WaysExternal link

Wei Xu, a computer scientist who is part of Brookhaven Lab¹s Computational Science Initiative, helps scientists analyze large and varied datasets by developing visualization tools, such as the color-mapping tool seen projected from her laptop onto the large screen. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.31.17User Facility

SNS-CNMS Partnership May Yield More Advanced Diamond Stripper Foils for Improved Neutron Beam PerformanceExternal link

Diamond stripper foils, produced at the ORNL Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, strip electrons from ions and produce the proton pulse needed for successful neutron scattering and thus hundreds of materials science experiments each year. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.30.17User Facility

Next-Generation Software Supports Explorations Beyond the Nanoworld into the Intramolecular PicoworldExternal link

A recent upgrade to data acquisition and visualization software more than 20 years in the making enhances scientists' ability to observe and control individual atoms and molecular interactions. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.30.17User Facility

Berkeley Lab Researchers Make NWChem’s Planewave “Purr” on Intel’s Knights Landing ArchitecturesExternal link

A team of researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Intel are working hard to make sure that computational chemists are prepared to compute efficiently on next-generation exascale machines. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.29.17Profile

Linda Farr: Right on TargetExternal link

Technical manager Linda Farr leads the remote handling team responsible for monitoring and replacing essential equipment for daily operations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Spallation Neutron Source. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.29.17From the Labs

A New Ultrafast Camera for Use Across the SciencesExternal link

Andrei Nomerotski is developing an ultrafast camera at Brookhaven National Laboratory, called TimepixCam, that can detect either single photons or ions for more down-to-earth studies in fields from biology to quantum computing. Read MoreExternal linkage

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