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12.14.18User Facility

UEC Profile: Arctic MessengerExternal link

Buoyed by a sense of adventure and a passion for clouds, Matthew Shupe, a senior research scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) in Boulder, Colorado, studies the fragile Arctic and plans a shipborne field campaign adrift for a year in sea ice. Read More »

12.14.18User Facility

Argonne Scientists Maximize the Effectiveness of Platinum in Fuel CellsExternal link

In new research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, published in Science, scientists have identified a new catalyst that uses only about a quarter as much platinum as current technology by maximizing the effectiveness of the available platinum. Read More »

12.13.18User Facility

Sierra Snowpack Could Drop Significantly By End of CenturyExternal link

a new study by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) that analyzed the headwater regions of California’s 10 major reservoirs, representing nearly half of the state’s surface storage, found they could see on average a 79 percent drop in peak snowpack water volume by 2100. Read More »

12.13.18User Facility

Barely Scratching the Surface: A New Way to Make Robust MembranesExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are designing ways to treat membranes so they can filter liquids better and resist degradation from industrial processing chemicals and biofoulants. Read More »

12.13.18User Facility

Cloud or No Cloud, that is the QuestionExternal link

Recently, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory teamed up to find out if deep learning—a distinct subset of machine learning—can do a better job at identifying clouds in lidar data than the current physics-based algorithms. Read More »

12.12.18User Facility

Topological Matters: Toward a New Kind of TransistorExternal link

An experiment conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has demonstrated, for the first time, electronic switching in an exotic, ultrathin material that can carry a charge with nearly zero loss at room temperature. Researchers demonstrated this switching when subjecting the material to a low-current electric field. Read More »

12.12.18User Facility

Shedding New Light on Luminous Blue Variable StarsExternal link

Three-dimensional (3D) simulations run at two of the U.S. Department of Energy’s national laboratory supercomputing facilities and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have provided new insights into the behavior of a unique class of celestial bodies known as luminous blue variables (LBVs) - rare, massive stars that can shine up to a million times brighter than the Sun. Read More »

12.11.18User Facility

Compelling Evidence for Small Drops of Perfect FluidExternal link

Nuclear physicists analyzing data from the PHENIX detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science user facility for nuclear physics research at Brookhaven National Laboratory—have published in the journal Nature Physics additional evidence that collisions of miniscule projectiles with gold nuclei create tiny specks of the perfect fluid that filled the early universe. Read More »

12.11.18User Facility

New X-ray Imaging Approach Could Boost Nanoscale Resolution for Advanced Photon Source UpgradeExternal link

A long-standing problem in optics holds that an improved resolution in imaging is offset by a loss in the depth of focus. Now, scientists are joining computation with X-ray imaging as they develop a new and exciting technique to bypass this limitation. Read More »

12.10.18User Facility

Two-dimensional Materials Skip the Energy Barrier by Growing One Row at a TimeExternal link

A new collaborative study led by a research team at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and University of California, Los Angeles could provide engineers new design rules for creating microelectronics, membranes, and tissues, and open up better production methods for new materials. Read More »

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