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08.29.18User Facility

All Aboard the Neutron Train: Mapping Residual Stresses for More Robust RailsExternal link

Researchers from Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) are analyzing new and used rail segments with neutrons at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Read MoreExternal linkage

08.29.18From the Labs

New Accelerator Research Program at Fermilab Sees First BeamExternal link

The milestone marks the beginning of a research program that positions the particle storage ring, called the Integrable Optics Test Accelerator, as a standout among the world’s accelerators — an innovative test bed dedicated to the science of particle acceleration. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.28.18User Facility

Q&A: Shining X-ray Light on Perovskites for Better Solar CellsExternal link

Four scientists discuss X-ray experiments at SLAC’s synchrotron that reveal new insights into how a promising solar cell material forms. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.28.18From the Labs

Artificial Intelligence Project to Help Bring the Power of the Sun to Earth is Picked for First U.S. Exascale SystemExternal link

To capture and control the process of fusion that powers the sun and stars in facilities on Earth called tokamaks, scientists must confront disruptions that can halt the reactions and damage the doughnut-shaped devices. Now an artificial intelligence system under development at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Princeton University to predict and tame such disruptions has been selected as an Aurora Early Science project by the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, a DOE Office of Science User Facility. Read MoreExternal linkage


Department of Energy Announces $8 Million for Particle Accelerators for Science & SocietyExternal link

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $8 million in funding for 12 research awards on a range of topics in both basic and use-inspired research in particle accelerator science and technology. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.27.18User Facility

Getting a Charge Out of MOFsExternal link

A team led by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley has developed a technique for making an electrically conductive MOF that could also be used to improve the conductivity of other MOFs. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.27.18User Facility

Two Steps Ahead: Neutrons Help Explore Future HIV TreatmentsExternal link

University of Pennsylvania researcher Kushol Gupta is using the Bio-SANS instrument at ORNL’s High Flux Isotope Reactor to study the defense mechanisms of HIV in hopes of improving antiviral drug applications. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.24.18From the Labs

Undergraduate Students Extoll Benefits of National Laboratory Research Internships in Fusion and Plasma ScienceExternal link

On August 15, a cohort of undergraduate students who had participated in the Summer Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) and Community College Internship (CCI) programs presented the results of the plasma physics work they had completed since their internships began on June 11, in projects touching on computer science, mechanical engineering, and artificial intelligence. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.24.18User Facility

Infrared Beams Show Cell Types in a Different LightExternal link

By shining highly focused infrared light on living cells, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) hope to unmask individual cell identities, and to diagnose whether the cells are diseased or healthy. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.24.18User Facility

Novel X-Ray Optics Boost Imaging Capabilities at NSLS-IIExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new approach to 3-D x-ray imaging that can visualize bulky materials in great detail—an impossible task with conventional imaging methods. The novel technique could help scientists unlock clues about the structural information of countless materials, from batteries to biological systems. Read MoreExternal linkage

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