Science Headlines

03.15.17User Facility

Two-Dimensional MXene Materials Get Their Close-UpExternal link

ORNL scientists using state-of-the-art scanning transmission electron microscopy are providing the first direct evidence of the atomic-defect configurations in
a titanium-carbide two-dimensional ceramics or MXene, synthesized at Drexel University – a process that is very important for future nano electronic devices and catalytic applications. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.15.17User Facility

The Life of an AcceleratorExternal link

The world’s longest linear accelerator, the linac located at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has undergone numerous changes in its 50 years of operation. Crews are in the process of replacing one-third of the original copper linac with cavities made of niobium. Read MoreExternal linkage


Nidia Gallego: Carbon Scientist is as Versatile as the Element She StudiesExternal link

Working at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Gallego develops carbon materials for energy technologies and space exploration. She investigates the physical and chemical properties of carbon in diverse forms—including fiber, composites and foam. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.13.17User Facility

New 2-D Detector Promises Expanded Neutron Scattering Capabilities for WAND UsersExternal link

The WAND instrument, beam line HB-2C, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor, recently received a new detector for improved characterizations of materials in extreme environments at the microscopic level—courtesy of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.13.17User Facility

Investigating the Benefits of CooperationExternal link

Stony Brook graduate student Tiffany Victor employs an infrared microscope at the NSLS-II at Brookhaven National Laboratory to explore how fungal associations help plants thrive. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.13.17User Facility

Layered 2D Material Improves Efficiency for Solar Cells and LEDsExternal link

In the eternal search for next generation high-efficiency solar cells and LEDs, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and their partners are creating innovative 2D layered hybrid perovskites that allow greater freedom in designing and fabricating efficient optoelectronic devices. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.10.17From the Labs

Discovery in New Material Raises Questions About Theoretical Models of SuperconductivityExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has successfully created the first pure, single-crystal sample of a new iron arsenide superconductor, CaKFe4As4, and studies of this material have called into question some long-standing theoretical models of superconductivity. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.10.17From the Labs

FRED Database Gathers Root Traits to Advance Understanding of Belowground Plant EcologyExternal link

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) scientists have released a new global, centralized database of plant root traits, or identifying characteristics, that can advance our understanding of how the hidden structure of plants belowground may interact with and relate to life aboveground. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.10.17User Facility

High-Precision Calculations on Supercomputers Help Reveal the Physics of the UniverseExternal link

On their quest to uncover what the universe is made of, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are harnessing the power of supercomputers to make predictions about particle interactions that are more precise than ever before. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.09.17From the Labs

Study: Soils Could Release Much More Carbon Than Expected as Climate WarmsExternal link

New research by scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are based on a field experiment that, for the first time, explored what happens to organic carbon trapped in soil when all soil layers are warmed, which in this case extend to a depth of 100 centimeters.
Read MoreExternal linkage

Last modified: 1/4/2017 2:23:56 PM