Science Headlines

03.03.17User Facility

Tweaking Electrolyte Makes Better Lithium-Metal BatteriesExternal link

Scientists have found adding a pinch of something new to a battery's electrolyte gives the energy storage devices more juice per charge than today's commonly used rechargeable batteries. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.03.17User Facility

Scientists Discover Magnetic “Persuasion” in Neighboring MetalsExternal link

Like a group of undecided voters, certain materials can be swayed by their neighbors to become magnetic, according to a new study from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.02.17Profile

AGEP-T FRAME Scientist Raul Acevedo Studies How Fuel Cells Behave in SpaceExternal link

Post-doctoral fellow Raul Acevedo is developing a platform at the National Synchrotron Light Source II to analyze nanomaterials that work as catalysts in fuel cells, thanks to the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate - Transformation (AGEP-T) Frontiers of Research and Academic Models of Excellence of Research and Academic Models of Excellence (FRAME) program. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.02.17User Facility

Automated Measurement System Enhances Quality and Reduces Handling in Pu-238 ProductionExternal link

Under a collaborative partnership between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Department of Energy, a new automated measurement system developed at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will ensure quality production of plutonium-238 while reducing handling by workers. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.01.17From the Labs

Researchers Coax Particles to Form Vortices Using Magnetic FieldsExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory created tiny swirling vortices out of magnetic particles, providing insight into the behavior that governs such systems—which opens up new opportunities for materials and devices with new properties. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.28.17User Facility

Revealing Aspergillus Diversity for Industrial ApplicationsExternal link

An international team including researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, report sequencing the genomes of 10 novel Aspergillus species, more than doubling the number of Aspergillus species sequenced to date. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.27.17From the Labs

A Road Trip to Test a Magnetic Cloak at Argonne National LaboratoryExternal link

In December, five students from Stony Brook University in New York and their research professor, Nils Feege, loaded a prototype of a magnetic cloak into an SUV and set off for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, nearly 900 miles away. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.24.17User Facility

Getting to Know Meteors BetterExternal link

X-ray studies of meteorite samples planned at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source (ALS) will provide new insights about the microscopic makeup of an asteroid’s constituent material, and breakup of meteoroids in the atmosphere. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.24.17User Facility

ADIOS Version 1.11 Moves I/O Framework from Research to ProductionExternal link

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has announced the latest release of its Adaptable I/O System (ADIOS), a middleware that speeds up scientific simulations on parallel computing resources such as the laboratory’s Titan supercomputer by making input/output operations more efficient. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.23.17From the Labs

The Global Reach of DUNEExternal link

DUNE — the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment — is a multinational effort to address the biggest questions in neutrino physics, currently the largest particle physics project being undertaken anywhere in the world, and hosted in the United States by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

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