User Facility News

08.17.17User Facility

NSLS-II Welcomes New Tool for Studying the Physics of MaterialsExternal link

A new diffractometer, installed at beamline 4-ID at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a DOE Office of Science User Facility that produces extremely bright beams of x-rays, will offer researchers greater precision when studying materials with unique structural, electronic, and magnetic characteristics. Read More »

08.16.17User Facility

Successful Test of Small-Scale Accelerator with Big Potential Impacts for Science and MedicineExternal link

An advanced particle accelerator designed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory could reduce the cost and increase the versatility of facilities for physics research and cancer treatment. Read More »

08.16.17User Facility

Newly Upgraded Laser Allows Scientists to Peer Further Into the Extreme Universe at SLAC’s LCLSExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory recently upgraded a powerful optical laser system used to create shockwaves that generate high-pressure conditions like those found within planetary interiors. Read More »

08.15.17User Facility

'Organismic Learning' Mimics Some Aspects of Human ThoughtExternal link

A multi-institution, multidisciplinary team consisting of experts in materials, electrical engineering, physics, and algorithms are using quantum materials directly to solve a major problem in neural learning. Read More »

08.14.17User Facility

New Battery Material Goes with the FlowExternal link

A new material developed at Argonne shows promise for batteries that store electricity for the grid. The material consists of carefully structured molecules designed to be particularly electrochemically stable in order to prevent the battery from losing energy to unwanted reactions. Read More »

08.11.17User Facility

New Devices to Control X-rays are Less Expensive, Faster to MakeExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a less expensive and more efficient way of controlling x-ray beams used to study the intricate details of batteries, solar cells, proteins and all manner of materials. Read More »

08.11.17User Facility

Galactic Winds Push Researchers to Probe Galaxies at Unprecedented ScaleExternal link

To better understand how galactic wind affects star formation in galaxies, a two-person team led by the University of California, Santa Cruz, turned to high-performance computing at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Read More »

08.10.17User Facility

Scientists Find New Method to Control Electronic Properties of NanocrystalsExternal link

Researchers from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Stony Brook University, and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered new effects of an important method for modulating semiconductors. Read More »

08.10.17User Facility

Defining Standards for Genomes from Uncultivated MicroorganismsExternal link

An international team led by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, has developed standards for the minimum metadata to be supplied with single amplified genomes (SAGs) and metagenome-assembled genomes (MAGs) submitted to public databases. Read More »

08.08.17User Facility

Big Data Meets Big Healthcare for VeteransExternal link

Argonne’s extensive track record of successes with big data and big computers make it the quintessential partner of this multi-faceted research team to improve healthcare for millions of veterans, advance supercomputing and solve some of the nation’s biggest scientific challenges. Read More »

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