User Facility News

06.27.17User Facility

World’s Biggest Neutrino Experiment Moves One Step CloserExternal link

A prototype detector - a stepping-stone to the future Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment - has recorded its first particle tracks at CERN, an extremely precise method for measuring neutrinos.
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06.27.17User Facility

2-D Material’s Traits Could Send Electronics R&D Spinning in New DirectionsExternal link

An international team of researchers, working at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley, fabricated an atomically thin material and measured its exotic and durable properties that make it a promising candidate for a budding branch of electronics known as “spintronics.”
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06.26.17User Facility

Record-Setting Seismic Simulations Run on NERSC’s Cori SystemExternal link

Record-setting seismic simulations run earlier this year on the Cori supercomputer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) were the subject of two presentations at the ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt, Germany last week.
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06.26.17User Facility

How a Single Chemical Bond Balances Cells Between Life and DeathExternal link

With SLAC’s X-ray laser and synchrotron, scientists measured exactly how much energy goes into keeping this crucial bond from triggering a death spiral. Read More »

06.22.17User Facility

PPPL-led Team Wins Major Award of Time on DOE Supercomputers for Fusion Studies in 2017External link

A nationwide team of researchers led by physicist C.S. Chang of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has won the use of 269.9 million supercomputer hours to complete an extreme-scale study of the complex edge region of fusion plasmas.
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06.22.17User Facility

National Synchrotron Light Source II User Profile: Stephan HruszkewyczExternal link

While Stephan regularly conducts research at Argonne's own synchrotron user facility, the Advanced Photon Source (APS), his work on the nanoscale structure and behavior of materials has led him to book beamtime at the DOE's newest synchrotron, the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II).
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06.21.17User Facility

R&D Effort Produces Magnetic Devices to Enable More Powerful X-ray LasersExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Argonne National Laboratory have collaborated to design, build, and test two devices, called superconducting undulators, which could make X-ray free-electron lasers (FELs) more powerful, versatile, compact, and durable.
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06.21.17User Facility

SLAC Experiment is First to Decipher Atomic Structure of an Intact Virus with an X-ray LaserExternal link

An international team of scientists has for the first time used an X-ray free-electron laser to unravel the structure of an intact virus particle on the atomic level.
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06.20.17User Facility

At Age 25, Southern Great Plains Has Gathered Critical DataExternal link

For the past 25 years, ARM’s flagship observatory - the Southern Great Plains observatory - has gathered atmospheric data from continuous measurements and been an outdoor laboratory for testing and field-hardening devices for measuring factors important to understanding the atmosphere and improving earth system models.
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06.19.17User Facility

Nickel for Thought: Compound Shows Potential for High-Temperature SuperconductivityExternal link

A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has identified a nickel oxide compound as an unconventional but promising candidate material for high-temperature superconductivity.
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