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03.08.18User Facility

Mapping Battery Materials With Atomic PrecisionExternal link

An international team led by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) used advanced techniques in electron microscopy to show how the ratio of materials that make up a lithium-ion battery electrode affects its structure at the atomic level, and how the surface is very different from the rest of the material. Read More »

03.08.18User Facility

With Laser Light, Scientists Create First X-Ray Holographic Images of VirusesExternal link

Using SLAC’s X-ray laser, researchers have made the detailed 3-D images of nanoscale biology, with future applications in the study of air pollution, combustion and catalytic processes. Read More »

03.06.18User Facility

Chemical Sleuthing Unravels Possible Path to the Formation of Life’s Building Blocks in SpaceExternal link

Scientists have used experiments at Berkeley Lab to retrace the chemical steps leading to the creation of complex hydrocarbons in space. They showed pathways to forming 2-D carbon-based nanostructures in a mix of heated gases. Read More »

03.06.18User Facility

Neutrons Provide New Polish for Petroleum Processing and MoreExternal link

University of Notre Dame researchers are using neutrons at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to study how specialized molecules might improve petroleum production processes, as well as their potential uses in advanced photovoltaic technologies. Read More »

03.01.18User Facility

Converting CO2 into Usable EnergyExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory are part of a scientific collaboration that has identified a new electrocatalyst that efficiently converts CO2 to carbon monoxide (CO), a highly energetic molecule. Read More »

03.01.18User Facility

Faces of Summit: Building a Better SummitExternal link

Technology Integration Group Leader Sudharshan Vazhkudai and Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility team members work with vendors to optimize Summit for big science. Read More »

03.01.18User Facility

Plasma Bubbles Help Trigger Massive Magnetic Events in Outer SpaceExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have discovered key conditions that give rise to fast magnetic reconnection, the process that triggers solar flares, auroras, and geomagnetic storms that can disrupt signal transmissions and other electrical activities, including cell phone service. Read More »

03.01.18User Facility

Can Strongly Lensed Type Ia Supernovae Resolve One of Cosmology’s Biggest Controversies?External link

Berkeley Lab researchers think so – and they’re using NERSC supercomputers to find them. Read More »

02.28.18User Facility

Neutrons Reveal Promising Properties of Novel Antioxidant PolymerExternal link

Using neutrons at the High Flux Isotope Reactor, researchers from ORNL and the University of Alabama at Birmingham studied the complementary properties of a combined synthetic antioxidant with tannic acid to create a versatile material that could potentially improve drug delivery methods and other biomedical applications. Read More »

02.28.18User Facility

Scientists Confirm Century-Old Speculation on the Chemistry of a High-Performance BatteryExternal link

Scientists have discovered a novel chemical state of the element manganese. This chemical state, first proposed about 90 years ago, enables a high-performance, low-cost sodium-ion battery that could quickly and efficiently store and distribute energy produced by solar panels and wind turbines across the electrical grid. Read More »

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