User Facility News

03.23.18User Facility

Hidden Medical Text Read for the First Time in a Thousand YearsExternal link

With X-ray imaging at SLAC’s synchrotron, scientists uncovered a 6th century translation of a book by the Greek-Roman doctor Galen. The words had been scraped off the parchment manuscript and written over with hymns in the 11th century. Read More »

03.22.18User Facility

Out of Thin AirExternal link

A team of scientists from the University of Illinois at Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have produced a new design for a beyond-lithium-ion battery cell that operates by running on air (hence, referred to as “lithium-air”) over many charge and discharge cycles. Read More »

03.22.18User Facility

COSMIC Impact: Next-Gen X-ray Microscopy Platform Now OperationalExternal link

A next-generation X-ray beamline now operating at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) brings together a unique set of capabilities to measure the properties of materials at the nanoscale. Read More »

03.21.18User Facility

Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider Begins 18th Year of ExperimentsExternal link

The first smashups of two new types of particles at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science user facility for nuclear physics research at Brookhaven National Laboratory—will offer fresh insight into the effects of magnetism on the fireball of matter created in these collisions. Read More »

03.21.18User Facility

Researchers Develop Spectroscopic Thermometer for NanomaterialsExternal link

A scientific team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has found a new way to take the local temperature of a material from an area about a billionth of a meter wide, or approximately 100,000 times thinner than a human hair. Read More »

03.20.18User Facility

Neutrons Help Demystify Multiferroic MaterialsExternal link

Materials used in electronic devices are typically chosen because they possess either special magnetic or special electrical properties. However, an international team of researchers using neutron scattering recently identified a rare material that has both. Read More »

03.20.18User Facility

Scientists Have a New Way to Gauge the Growth of NanowiresExternal link

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne and Brookhaven National Laboratories observed the formation of two kinds of defects in individual nanowires, which are smaller in diameter than a human hair. Read More »

03.20.18User Facility

A Reference Catalog for the Rumen MicrobiomeExternal link

An international team led by William (Bill) Kelly, formerly at AgResearch New Zealand’s Grasslands Research Centre, and including scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, presents a reference catalog of rumen microbial genomes and isolates cultivated and sequenced from the Hungate1000 collection. Read More »

03.20.18User Facility

New Method to Grow Large Single-Crystal Graphene Could Advance Scalable 2D MaterialsExternal link

The novel technique, developed by a team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, may open new opportunities for growing the high-quality two-dimensional materials necessary for long-awaited practical applications. Read More »

03.19.18User Facility

Chirping is Welcome in Birds But Not in Fusion Devices – Scientists Show That Weak Turbulence Makes Chirping More LikelyExternal link

Birds do it and so do doughnut-shaped fusion facilities called “tokamaks.” But tokamak chirping— a rapidly changing frequency wave that can be far above what the human ear can detect — is hardly welcome to researchers who seek to bring the fusion that powers the sun and stars to Earth. Read More »

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