User Facility News

07.18.17User Facility

New Milestone Reached: 1000th Lifetime User at NSLS-IIExternal link

On June 28, Joanna Krueger, a professor of chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte), came to Brookhaven National Laboratory to use the ultra-bright light of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS-II) for her x-ray scattering studies on “Sleeping Beauty” transposases and became the light source’s 1000th lifetime user
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07.17.17User Facility

Studying Argon Gas Trapped in Two-Dimensional Array of Tiny "Cages"External link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory had just finished an experiment with a two-dimensional (2D) structure they synthesized for catalysis research when, to their surprise, they discovered that atoms of argon gas had gotten trapped inside the structure’s nanosized pores.
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07.17.17User Facility

Mica Provides Clue to How Water Transports MineralsExternal link

In a new study from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, in collaboration with the University of Illinois and Chicago and the University of Delaware, chemists have been able to look at the interface between water and muscovite mica, a flat mineral commonly found in granite, soils and many sediments.
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07.13.17User Facility

Tackling Disease in Three DimensionsExternal link

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) are using supercomputers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory to advance disease studies by enhancing our understanding of RNA, biological polymers that are fundamentally involved in health and disease.
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07.12.17User Facility

2017 RHIC & AGS Annual Users' Meeting: From Protons to Heavy Ions, and Back AgainExternal link

Scientists conducting research at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS)—flagships in the collider-accelerator complex at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory—gathered to discuss highlights of nuclear physics research and related topics, as well as plans for the future, at the annual RHIC & AGS Users’ Meeting, June 20-23.
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07.12.17User Facility

Scientists See Molecules ‘Breathe’ in Remarkable DetailExternal link

In a milestone for studying a class of chemical reactions relevant to novel solar cells and memory storage devices, an international team of researchers working at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory used an X-ray laser to watch “molecular breathing” – waves of subtle in-and-out motions of atoms – in real time and unprecedented detail.
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07.10.17User Facility

Neutrons Aim at Improving Integrity in Dissimilar Metal WeldsExternal link

At the HFIR user facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, researchers are using the penetrating ability of neutrons to collect data and see what is happening inside welds of dissimilar materials to improve structural integrity.
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07.07.17User Facility

SLAC’s Electron Hub Gets New ‘Metro Map’ for World’s Most Powerful X-Ray LaserExternal link

The central hub for powerful electron beams at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is getting a makeover to prepare for the installation of LCLS-II – a major upgrade to the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), the world’s first hard X-ray free-electron laser.
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07.07.17User Facility

Neutrons Detect Elusive Higgs Amplitude Mode in Quantum MaterialExternal link

A team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has used sophisticated neutron scattering techniques to detect an elusive quantum state known as the Higgs amplitude mode in a two-dimensional material.
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07.06.17User Facility

Scientists Get First Direct Look at How Electrons ‘Dance’ with Vibrating AtomsExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have made the first direct measurements, and by far the most precise ones, of how electrons move in sync with atomic vibrations rippling through an exotic material, as if they were dancing to the same beat.
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