User Facility News

02.15.18User Facility

Particulate Filter Research May Enable More Fuel-Efficient VehiclesExternal link

A team of researchers from the Energy and Transportation Science Division at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is studying soot and ash collection and removal in particulate filters with neutron imaging, a technique sensitive enough to detect fine layers of material. Using the Neutron Imaging Facility instrument, beamline CG-1D, at ORNL’s High Flux Isotope Reactor, they are investigating the structure of particulate layers generated by a series of gasoline fuels. Read More »

02.14.18User Facility

Missing Link to Novel Superconductivity Revealed at Ames LaboratoryExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have discovered a state of magnetism that may be the missing link to understanding the relationship between magnetism and unconventional superconductivity. Read More »

02.13.18User Facility

Solving the Dark Energy Mystery: A New Assignment for a 45-Year-Old TelescopeExternal link

The Mayall Telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory is preparing for a year-long overhaul and installation of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI). DESI will use an array of 5,000 swiveling robots, each carefully choreographed to point a fiber-optic cable at a preprogrammed sequence of deep-space objects, including millions of galaxies and quasars, which are galaxies that harbor massive, actively feeding black holes. Read More »

02.13.18User Facility

Narrowing in on the W Boson MassExternal link

Scientists working on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)—the world’s largest particle collider, hosted at CERN, the European particle physics laboratory—have precisely measured the mass of the W boson, a particle that plays a weighty role in a delicate balancing act of the quantum universe. Read More »

02.13.18User Facility

Neutron Study of Glaucoma Drugs Offers Clues About Enzyme Targets for Aggressive CancersExternal link

A team of researchers led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used neutron macromolecular crystallography to investigate the different states of three glaucoma drugs as they interact with the targeted enzyme, human carbonic anhydrase II (hCA II). Read More »

02.12.18User Facility

Particle Interactions Calculated on Titan Support the Search for New Physics DiscoveriesExternal link

Nuclear physicists are using the nation’s most powerful supercomputer, Titan, at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility to study particle interactions important to energy production in the Sun and stars and to propel the search for new physics discoveries. Read More »

02.09.18User Facility

Researchers Run First Tests of Unique System for Welding Highly Irradiated Metal AlloysExternal link

Scientists of the Department of Energy’s Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program (LWRS) and partners from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have conducted the first weld tests to repair highly irradiated materials at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read More »

02.08.18User Facility

GM Revs Up Diesel Combustion Modeling on Titan SupercomputerExternal link

Researchers at General Motors (GM) are using the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, to improve combustion models for diesel passenger car engines with an ultimate goal of accelerating innovative engine designs while meeting strict emissions standards. Read More »

02.06.18User Facility

Atomic Flaws Create Surprising, High-Efficiency UV LED MaterialsExternal link

A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University has discovered that subtle imperfections can dramatically increase the efficiency and ultraviolet (UV) light output of certain LED materials. Read More »

02.05.18User Facility

Tracking Microbial Diversity Through the Terrestrial SubsurfaceExternal link

In collaboration with a team led by longtime collaborator Jill Banfield of the University of California, Berkeley and Cathy Ryan of the University of Calgary in Canada, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, investigated samples collected at Crystal Geyser over one of the Utah geyser’s complex, five-day eruption cycles. Read More »

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