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01.10.18User Facility

ORNL Researchers Use Titan to Accelerate Design, Training of Deep Learning NetworksExternal link

A team of researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has married artificial intelligence and high-performance computing to achieve a peak speed of 20 petaflops in the generation and training of deep learning networks on the laboratory’s Titan supercomputer. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.10.18User Facility

Going OrganicExternal link

Argonne researchers have gotten a better look at how the molecular structures of organic solar cells form, which provides new insights that can improve their efficiency. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.10.18User Facility

Miaofang Chi: Molecular ArtistryExternal link

As a research staff member at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Chi develops novel electron microscopy techniques to help scientists solve problems and synthesize materials with optimal physical properties. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.09.18User Facility

Q&A: Alan Heirich and Elliott Slaughter Take On SLAC’s Big Data ChallengesExternal link

As the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory builds the next generation of powerful instruments for groundbreaking research in X-ray science, astronomy and other fields, its Computer Science Division is preparing for the onslaught of data these instruments will produce. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.05.18User Facility

Real World Native Biocrusts: Microbial MetabolismExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers led by the Northen lab report that specific compounds are transformed by and strongly associated with specific bacteria in native biological soil crust (biocrust) using a suite of tools Northen calls “exometabolomics.” Understanding how microbial communities in the biocrusts adapt to their harsh environments could provide important clues to help shed light on the roles of soil microbes in the global carbon cycle. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.04.18User Facility

Tweaking Quantum dots Powers-up Double-pane Solar WindowsExternal link

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory are creating double-pane solar windows that generate electricity with greater efficiency and create shading and insulation for good measure. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.04.18User Facility

ESnet’s DOE Early-Career Awardee Works to Overcome Roadblocks in Computational NetworksExternal link

Mariam Kiran – a network engineer for the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), a DOE Office of Science user facility managed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – is using an early-career research award from DOE’s Office of Science to develop methods combining machine-learning algorithms with parallel computing to optimize such networks. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.03.18User Facility

CFN Scientist Spotlight: Gregory Doerk Guides the Self-Assembly of Materials to Make Diverse Nanoscale PatternsExternal link

Some materials have the unique ability to self-assemble into organized molecular patterns and structures. Materials scientist Gregory Doerk of the Electronic Nanomaterials Group at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory—takes advantage of this ability in materials called block copolymers. Read MoreExternal linkage


Mallory Ladd: A molecular-scale Arctic expeditionExternal link

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) Bredesen Center student last year finished her third trip to Alaska to collect field data for the Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments-Arctic (NGEE-Arctic) program, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.27.17User Facility

New Study Visualizes Motion of Water Molecules, Promises New Wave of Electronic DevicesExternal link

An Oak Ridge National Laboratory-led research team used a sophisticated X-ray scattering technique to visualize and quantify the movement of water molecules in space and time, which provides new insights that may open pathways for liquid-based electronics. Read MoreExternal linkage

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