User Facility News

12.04.18User Facility

Matthew Ryder: Understanding the Stability of Next-Generation MaterialsExternal link

Early career scientist Matthew R. Ryder, a Clifford G. Shull Fellow at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), is using neutron science to research how next-generation porous materials known as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and covalent-organic frameworks (COFs) could be used to meet those challenges.
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12.04.18User Facility

A New ARM Pilot Signs UpExternal link

Combat veteran, pilot, athlete, aircraft entrepreneur and executive Jennifer Armstrong is the first woman to fly ARM’s Gulfstream-159 research aircraft.
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12.03.18User Facility

Using Hydrogen Ions to Manipulate Magnetism on the Molecular ScaleExternal link

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has determined how to use hydrogen ions, “pumped” from water in the air at room temperature, to electrically control magnetism within a very thin sample of a magnetic material.
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11.30.18User Facility

Neutron Production at ORNL's SNS Reaches Design Power LevelExternal link

The Spallation Neutron Source at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has broken a new record by ending its first neutron production cycle in fiscal year 2019 at its design power level of 1.4 megawatts.
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11.28.18User Facility

Why the Future of Water Purification May Involve Chinese InkExternal link

At the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, researchers are exploring affordable photothermal materials that could absorb the sunlight necessary to evaporate water and recapture that water, leaving salt and contaminants behind. Instead of trying to heat a whole vat of water, for example, this solar steam approach aims to concentrate heat only at the surface, where evaporation occurs, by covering it with a light-absorbing material.
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11.28.18User Facility

Potential New Way to Boost Biofuels and Bioproducts ProductionExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have gained insight into the primary process by which all cells harness energy, known as cellular respiration, of E. coli bacteria and a species of yeast, each of which are common hosts for biofuels and bioproducts.
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11.27.18User Facility

Light-Activated, Single-Ion Catalyst Breaks Down Carbon DioxideExternal link

A team of scientists has discovered a single-site, visible-light-activated catalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) into “building block” molecules that could be used for creating useful chemicals. The discovery opens the possibility of using sunlight to turn a greenhouse gas into hydrocarbon fuels.
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11.27.18User Facility

'Magnetic Topological Insulator' Makes its Own Magnetic FieldExternal link

A team of U.S. and Korean physicists has found the first evidence of a two-dimensional material that can become a magnetic topological insulator even when it is not placed in a magnetic field.
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11.26.18User Facility

Meet NSLS-II's Tom Caswell: Lead Developer of MatplotlibExternal link

Computational scientist Tom Caswell is helping to solve one of today’s biggest challenges in science: how to collect, manage, and analyze big data. Based at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, Caswell’s task is to streamline data acquisition at the National Synchrotron Light Source II—a DOE Office of Science User Facility that is one of the most advanced light sources in the world.
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11.21.18User Facility

Hidden Giants in Forest SoilsExternal link

Giant virus genomes have been discovered for the first time in a forest soil ecosystem by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (UMass Amherst).
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