User Facility News

04.19.17User Facility

Q&A with CFN User Davood ShahrjerdiExternal link

Combining the unique properties of emerging nanomaterials with advanced silicon-based electronics, NYU's Shahrjerdi engineers nano-bioelectronics. Read More »

04.19.17User Facility

Better Living Through Pressure: Functional Nanomaterials Made EasyExternal link

Using pressure instead of chemicals, a Sandia National Laboratories team has fabricated nanoparticles into nanowire-array structures similar to those that underlie the surfaces of touch-screens for sensors, computers, phones and TVs. Read More »

04.18.17User Facility

Dustin Leverman: A Unique Route to HPC SystemsExternal link

Leverman is the HPC storage system administrator for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility located at ORNL. He spends his days assisting users with performance problems and ensuring reliability of the day-to-day operations of the file system, which contains information generated by the OLCF’s flagship supercomputer, Titan. Read More »

04.17.17User Facility

How X-rays Pushed Topological Matter Research Over the TopExternal link

While using X-rays generated by the Advanced Light Source (ALS), a synchrotron facility at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), to study a bismuth-containing thermoelectric material that can convert heat into electricity, physicist M. Zahid Hasan of Princeton University spawned a revolution in materials research. Read More »

04.14.17User Facility

Q&A with CFN Scientist Qin WuExternal link

Applying his theoretical chemistry expertise and using advanced software and high-performance computing, Wu examines the structural and dynamic properties of molecules. Read More »

04.12.17User Facility

New SLAC Theory Institute Aims to Speed Research on Exotic Materials at Light SourcesExternal link

A new institute at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is using the power of theory to search for new types of materials that could revolutionize society – by making it possible, for instance, to transmit electricity over power lines with no loss. Read More »

04.12.17User Facility

Self-Assembling Polymers Provide Thin Nanowire TemplateExternal link

A team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory (DOE), the University of Chicago, and MIT has developed a new way to create some of the world’s thinnest wires, using a process that could enable mass manufacturing with standard types of equipment. Read More »

04.11.17User Facility

From Moo to Goo: Cooperating Microbes Convert Methane to Alternative Fuel SourceExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a new system to convert methane into a deep green, energy-rich, gelatin-like substance that can be used as the basis for biofuels and other bioproducts, specialty chemicals — and even feed for cows that create the gas in the first place. Read More »

04.11.17User Facility

How Berkelium Stands Out in a Heavy Metal CrowdExternal link

Using several spectroscopic techniques, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found that the element berkelium breaks form with its heavy element peers by taking on an extra positive charge when bound to a synthetic organic molecule. Read More »

04.11.17User Facility

Brookhaven Lab-Led Research Aims to Develop Protections Against Chemical Warfare AgentsExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory are participating in a collaborative effort to study how the use of zirconium (Zr)-based metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and niobium (Nb)-based polyoxometalates (POMs) may be effectively used in gas masks to capture and decompose dangerous chemical agents like Sarin, notably used in a subway terrorist attack in Japan in 1995. Read More »

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