User Facility News

02.09.16User Facility

MAGIC Continues to Inspire InsightsExternal link

Researchers from multiple institutions are using the data obtain through MAGIC – the sea voyages in 2012 and 2013 that took continuous measurements of clouds and precipitation, aerosols, and atmospheric radiation from radiosondes launched by weather balloons every 6 hours over 200 days at sea – and improving our understanding of marine clouds. Read More »

02.08.16User Facility

Revealing Complex 3-D Graphite Structures in Cast IronExternal link

Scientists used the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Photon Source (APS) to create 3-D images of cast iron, revealing striking details of graphite particle distribution, size, and morphology inaccessible to 2-D imaging. Read More »

02.05.16User Facility

10 Science Highlights Celebrating 10 Years of Argonne Leadership Computing FacilityExternal link

ALCF is home to Mira, the world’s fifth-fastest supercomputer, along with teams of experts that help researchers from all over the world perform complex simulations and calculations in almost every branch of science. Read More »

02.04.16User Facility

Scientists Guide Gold Nanoparticles to Form "Diamond" SuperlatticesExternal link

DNA scaffolds cage and coax nanoparticles into position to form crystalline arrangements that mimic the atomic structure of diamond. Read More »

02.04.16User Facility

Scientists Take Key Step Toward Custom-Made Nanoscale Chemical FactoriesExternal link

Scientists at Berkeley National Laboratory have for the first time reengineered a building block of a geometric nanocompartment that occurs naturally in bacteria. Read More »

02.02.16User Facility

Optimizing Microbial Bioproduction of FuelsExternal link

A team of scientists from the University of Idaho; EMSL, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory; and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has used advanced microfluidics combined with Epifluorescent and Raman microscopy at EMSL to study differences in the ability of individual cells of low-yield and high-yield strains of the fungus Yarrowia lipolytica to produce lipids. Read More »

01.29.16User Facility

Tiniest Particles Shrink Before Exploding When Hit With SLAC’s X-Ray LaserExternal link

New finding provides a glimpse of the unusual world of superheated nanomaterials that could eventually also help scientists further develop X-ray techniques for taking atomic images of individual molecules. Read More »

01.28.16User Facility

Seagrass Genome Sequence Lends Insights to Salt ToleranceExternal link

A team of researchers from around the world has sequenced the eelgrass (Zostera marina) genome to better understand how the plant adapts to climate change and to explore clues it could provide on how crops could adapt to saline environments. Read More »

01.28.16User Facility

NSLS Research Leads to New Discoveries About Structure of Human HairExternal link

Scientists at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) resolved the molecular structure of each of the three known regions of human hair—the cuticle, the cortex and the medulla—and discovered a new region between the cortex and the cuticle. Read More »

01.27.16User Facility

Uncovering Hidden Microbial Lineages from Hot SpringsExternal link

A team led by researchers at the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, utilized the largest collection of metagenomic datasets to uncover a completely novel bacterial phylum that they have dubbed “Kryptonia.” Read More »

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