User Facility News

08.08.18User Facility

Catching the Dance of Antibiotics and Ribosomes at Room TemperatureExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have developed a new imaging technique to better understand the mechanisms that lead to hearing loss when aminoglycosides are introduced to the body. Read More »

08.08.18User Facility

ALCC Program Awards 14 Projects a Combined 729.5 Million Core Hours at the OLCFExternal link

Every year, the US Department of Energy’s Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research provides scientists with time on world-class computational resources across the country through the ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC). The ALCC program grants 1-year awards to energy-related research efforts with an emphasis on high-risk, high-reward simulations in line with DOE’s mission. Read More »

08.07.18User Facility

Accelerator ExcellenceExternal link

Fermilab’s Lia Merminga talks to Symmetry about her early experiences in STEM and her drive to solve science’s unanswered questions. Read More »

08.06.18User Facility

High-Caliber Research Launches NSLS-II Beamline into OperationsExternal link

A new experimental station (beamline) has begun operations at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. Called the Beamline for Materials Measurement (BMM), it offers scientists state-of-the-art technology for using a classic synchrotron technique: x-ray absorption spectroscopy. Read More »

08.06.18User Facility

One Cool Camera: LSST's Cryostat Assembly CompletedExternal link

Work on the camera for the future Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) has reached a major milestone with the completion and delivery of the camera’s fully integrated cryostat. With 3.2 gigapixels, the LSST camera will be the largest digital camera ever built for ground-based astronomy. It’s being assembled at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Read More »

08.03.18User Facility

New Magnetic Materials Overcome Key Barrier to Spintronic DevicesExternal link

A team of scientists just developed an unprecedented material that cracks open this hermetic magnetism, confirming a decades-old theory and creating new engineering possibilities. The team, led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, designed AFM materials with spin—the quantum mechanism behind all magnetism—that can be easily controlled with minimal energy. Read More »

08.03.18User Facility

Putting the Head on an Additive-manufactured AlloyExternal link

Under a partnership between the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source (APS), NIST researchers have examined the AM alloy Inconel 625 (IN625) in an effort to better understand the effects of heat treatment on AM alloy microstructure and phase evolution. Read More »

08.02.18User Facility

The Quest for Longer-Lasting Solar CellsExternal link

Maria Chan, nanoscientist at Argonne’s Center for Nanoscale Materials, and Ji-Sang Park, a CNM facility user from the Imperial College London, are studying the causes of silicon solar cell degradation in an effort to make solar power more affordable. Read More »

08.02.18User Facility

New Competition for MOFs: Scientists Make Stronger COFsExternal link

A team at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has used a chemical process discovered decades ago to make the linkages between COFs much more sturdy, and to give the COFs new characteristics that could expand their applications. Read More »

08.01.18User Facility

Arnab Banerjee: Traversing the Unknown, Befriending UncertaintyExternal link

Banerjee is a staff scientist working in the Neutron Scattering Division at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory where he primarily uses neutrons to study the bizarre and exotic nature of quantum phenomena. Read More »

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