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10.13.17User Facility

OLCF Helps GE Deliver Next-Generation Gas TurbinesExternal link

In 2017, US-based General Electric (GE) delivered its newest heavy-duty gas turbine, the 7HA.02, to two power plants in Texas. The installations marked a milestone in natural gas–derived electricity generation, setting new marks in efficiency and emissions for utility-scale turbomachinery. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.13.17User Facility

Purple Power: Synthetic ‘Purple Membranes’ Transform Sunlight to Hydrogen FuelExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have found a new way to produce solar fuels by developing completely synthetic bionano machinery to harvest light without the need for a living cell. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.12.17From the Labs

Exploring the Exotic World of Quarks and Gluons at the Dawn of the ExascaleExternal link

A new research effort led by theorists at DOE’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) is now preparing for the next big leap forward in their studies thanks to funding under the 2017 SciDAC Awards for Computational Nuclear Physics. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.12.17User Facility

Tracking the Viral Parasites of Giant Viruses over TimeExternal link

Using metagenome data sets collected over several years in northern freshwater lakes, a team led by researchers at The Ohio State University and the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, uncovered 25 novel sequences of virophages. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.12.17User Facility

Leaning Into the Supercomputing Learning CurveExternal link

Recently, 70 scientists — graduate students, computational scientists, and postdoctoral and early-career researchers — attended the fifth annual Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) in St. Charles, Illinois. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.11.17User Facility

Reimagining Hydrogen: A Small Molecule With Large-Scale IdeasExternal link

The Department of Energy (DOE) has launched “Hydrogen at Scale,” or H2@Scale, an initiative that explores the potential for wide-scale hydrogen production and utilization in the United States to benefit many sectors of the economy. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.11.17Article

Dramatic FlaresExternal link

Supercomputing aids experiments in sorting out the hidden mechanics of magnetic field reconnection, a key factor in solar storms and fusion energy reactors. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.10.17User Facility

Forget About ItExternal link

Inspired by human forgetfulness — how our brains discard unnecessary data to make room for new information — scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, in collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory and three universities, conducted a recent study that combined supercomputer simulation and X-ray characterization of a material that gradually “forgets.” Read MoreExternal linkage

10.10.17From the Labs

PPPL and General Atomics Team Up to Make TRANSP Code Widely AvailableExternal link

Plasma transport analysis, the study of how plasma particles, heat and momentum drift across magnetic field lines, is a necessary first step for understanding how well fusion reactors are performing. Teams of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and General Atomics (GA) have joined forces to bring PPPL’s premier transport code, TRANSP, to beginning users and experts alike. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.10.17User Facility

Summer Intern Jaime Avilés Acosta Studies Materials for Ultra-Fast Particle DetectorExternal link

Supported by DOE’s Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program, which provides science and engineering experiences for minority students, the Indiana University graduate spent ten weeks collaborating with mentor Mickey Chiu, a physicist in the sPHENIX collaboration at Brookhaven’s Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). Read MoreExternal linkage

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