User Facility News

06.05.18User Facility

DUNE Collaboration Grows to 32 Countries, Prepares for Operations of Prototype DetectorsExternal link

The international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment collaboration, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermilab, continues to grow. During the collaboration meeting at Fermilab from May 14-18, the DUNE Institutional Board admitted two new institutions to the collaboration: the Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particle Physics, which is the first institution from Portugal to join DUNE, and the University of Bucharest, the second institution from Romania. Read More »

06.05.18User Facility

Detector Improvements Upgrade Science Capabilities of SNS and HFIR InstrumentsExternal link

Detectors at SNS and HFIR help researchers study scattered neutrons to better understand the nature of materials. An ORNL team designs detectors tailored to meet the specifications of each instrument, such as the WLS detectors installed at the recently upgraded POWGEN, SNS beamline 11A, and the Anger cameras installed at MaNDi, SNS beamline 11B. Read More »

06.05.18User Facility

The Perfect Couple: Higgs and Top Quark Spotted TogetherExternal link

Two experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, announced a discovery that finally links the two heaviest known particles: the top quark and the Higgs boson. Read More »

06.04.18User Facility

NOvA Experiment Sees Strong Evidence for Antineutrino OscillationExternal link

The Fermilab NOvA neutrino experiment announced that it has seen strong evidence of muon antineutrinos oscillating into electron antineutrinos over long distances, a phenomenon that has never been unambiguously observed. Read More »

06.04.18User Facility

Faces of Summit: Preparing to LaunchExternal link

As the system batch scheduler and job launcher in the User Assistance and Outreach Group at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, Chris Fuson has worked on five flagship supercomputers—Cheetah, Phoenix, Jaguar, Titan, and is now developing user documentation and training for users on the newest, Summit. Read More »

06.04.18User Facility

Nuclear Scientists Calculate Value of Key Property that Drives Neutron DecayExternal link

Using some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, an international team including scientists from several U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories has released the highest-precision calculation of a fundamental property of protons and neutrons known as nucleon axial coupling. Read More »

06.01.18User Facility

With Supercomputing Power and an Unconventional Strategy, Scientists Solve a Next-Generation Physics ProblemExternal link

Using the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a team of researchers has calculated a fundamental property of protons and neutrons, known as the nucleon axial coupling, with groundbreaking precision. Read More »

06.01.18User Facility

X-ray Laser Scientists Develop a New Way to Watch Bacteria Attack AntibioticsExternal link

An international team of researchers observed how an enzyme from drug-resistant tuberculosis bacteria damages an antibiotic molecule. The new technique provides a powerful tool to examine changes in biological molecules as they happen. Read More »

05.31.18User Facility

Supercomputers Provide New Window Into the Life and Death of a NeutronExternal link

A team led by scientists in the Nuclear Science Division at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has enlisted powerful supercomputers to calculate a quantity known as the “nucleon axial coupling,” or gA – which is central to our understanding of a neutron’s lifetime – with an unprecedented precision. Read More »

05.30.18User Facility

Finding Better Magnets Faster with 3D Metal Printing PrototypingExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute (CMI) used laser 3D metal printing to optimize a permanent magnet material that may make an economical alternative to the more expensive rare-earth neodymium iron boron (NdFeB) magnets in some applications. Read More »

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