User Facility News

09.24.15User Facility

NSLS-II Scientists Find Flexible Boundary Between Phases of Matter Within Supercritical FluidsExternal link

Physicists at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II)—a Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory—led a study to better understand the nature of the boundary between phases and the behavior of supercritical fluids, using high-energy x-rays to examine the atomic structures of supercritical fluids at different temperatures and pressures. Read More »

09.17.15User Facility

Costly CrumblingExternal link

Scientists are using the Mira supercomputer at Argonne to simulate how silica bonds break, which may lead to the development of both safer and more environmentally-friendly mining techniques, and tough new configurations for dental implants, electronics and construction equipment. Read More »

09.16.15User Facility

Good Is Not Enough: Improving Measurements of Atmospheric ParticlesExternal link

A research team led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed an approach that links the scattering coefficient, a measure of how much tiny particles suspended in the atmosphere scatter sunlight, with other particle properties. Read More »

09.15.15User Facility

Scientists Use Lasers to Simulate Shock Effects of Meteorite Impact on SilicaExternal link

Scientists used high-power laser beams at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to simulate the shock effects of a meteorite impact in silica, one of the most abundant materials in the Earth’s crust. Read More »

09.14.15User Facility

Nocturnal Storm Chasers Collect “Fantastic” Data Set to Improve ForecastsExternal link

Through this past summer’s PECAN (Plains Elevated Convection at Night) campaign, a large collaboration of scientists spent their nights gathering data about unpredictable storms on the Great Plains, hoping to improve weather forecasts, keep people safer and allow everyone to get a better night’s sleep. Read More »

09.10.15User Facility

Celeste: A New Model for Cataloging the UniverseExternal link

A Berkeley Lab-based research collaboration of astrophysicists, statisticians and computer scientists is looking to shake things up with Celeste, a new statistical analysis model designed to enhance one of modern astronomy’s most time-tested tools: sky surveys. Read More »

09.02.15User Facility

Global Team Seeks Individual X-ray Portraits of Active Viruses, Bacteria and Cell ComponentsExternal link

A major international collaboration launched by the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is laying the technical groundwork for taking individual, atomic-scale portraits of intact viruses, living bacteria and other microscopic samples using the brightest X-ray light on Earth. Read More »

08.31.15User Facility

NERSC Accelerates Scientific Analysis with SCIDBExternal link

Through SciDB – an open source database system designed to store and analyze extremely large array-structured data – scientists are making better use of the vast flows of information coming in on topics such as astronomy, climate and biology. Read More »

08.28.15User Facility

Soaking Up Carbon Dioxide and Turning it into Valuable ProductsExternal link

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have incorporated molecules of carbon dioxide reduction catalysts into the sponge-like crystals of covalent organic frameworks (COFs). Read More »

08.25.15User Facility

Partnerships Put the “Go” in the GoAmazon 2014/15 CampaignExternal link

GoAmazon, the largest international deployment of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility, is giving scientists new insights into the interactions of important regional climactic variables including river breezes, aerosols, cloud life cycles, lightning strikes and precipitation. Read More »

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