User Facility News

05.30.18User Facility

New High-Precision Instrument Enables Rapid Measurements of Protein CrystalsExternal link

A team of scientists and engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new scientific instrument that enables ultra-precise and high-speed characterization of protein crystals at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II)—a DOE Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven, which generates high energy x-rays that can be harnessed to probe the protein crystals. Read More »

05.29.18User Facility

Neutrons Evaluate Connection Between Cellular Water Dynamics and Cancer Cell BehaviorsExternal link

As scientists and physicians search for new ways to study and understand cancer cells, one approach suggests the movement of water molecules located in these cells could potentially predict the progression of cancerous tumors and measure the potency of anticancer medications in individual patients. Read More »

05.29.18User Facility

Graphene Layered with Magnetic Materials Could Drive Ultrathin SpintronicsExternal link

Researchers working at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) coupled graphene, a monolayer form of carbon, with thin layers of magnetic materials like cobalt and nickel to produce exotic behavior in electrons that could be useful for next-generation computing applications. Read More »

05.29.18User Facility

Another First for QuantumExternal link

A multidivisional team consisting of members from ORNL’s Quantum Information Science Group, the Scientific Computing Group (SciComp) at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), the OLCF’s Computer Science Research Group, and ORNL’s Theoretical Physics Group has become the first group to successfully simulate an atomic nucleus using a quantum computer. Read More »

05.24.18User Facility

Understanding the Generation of Light-Induced Electrical Current in Atomically Thin NanomaterialsExternal link

Scientists demonstrated that scanning photocurrent microscopy—an imaging capability just added to Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials—could provide the optoelectronic information needed to improve the performance of devices for power generation, communications, data storage, and lighting. Read More »

05.24.18User Facility

Faces of Summit: Putting the System to the TestExternal link

The Faces of Summit series shares stories of people working to stand up America’s next top supercomputer for open science, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Summit. The next-generation machine is scheduled to come online in 2018. Read More »

05.23.18User Facility

Newly Discovered Copper and Graphite Combo Could Lead to More Efficient Lithium-ion BatteriesExternal link

A first-of-its-kind copper and graphite combination discovered in basic energy research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory could have implications for improving the energy efficiency of lithium-ion batteries, which include these components. Read More »

05.23.18User Facility

A Great Plains Divide: Investigating Temperature Differences Between Models and ObservationsExternal link

Using data from the ARM Southern Great Plains atmospheric observatory, a new group of papers explores why earth system models simulate warmer surface temperatures than ground-based observations show in the central United States. Read More »

05.22.18User Facility

Supersonic Waves May Help Electronics Beat the HeatExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory made the first observations of waves of atomic rearrangements, known as phasons, propagating supersonically through a vibrating crystal lattice—a discovery that may dramatically improve heat transport in insulators and enable new strategies for heat management in future electronics devices. Read More »

05.18.18User Facility

X-ray Laser Reveals Ultrafast Dance of Liquid WaterExternal link

An international team led by researchers at Stockholm University probed the movements of molecules in liquid water that occur in less than 100 millionths of a billionth of a second, or femtoseconds, in experiments with the Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Read More »

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