User Facility News

10.13.17User Facility

OLCF Helps GE Deliver Next-Generation Gas TurbinesExternal link

In 2017, US-based General Electric (GE) delivered its newest heavy-duty gas turbine, the 7HA.02, to two power plants in Texas. The installations marked a milestone in natural gas–derived electricity generation, setting new marks in efficiency and emissions for utility-scale turbomachinery. Read More »

10.13.17User Facility

Purple Power: Synthetic ‘Purple Membranes’ Transform Sunlight to Hydrogen FuelExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have found a new way to produce solar fuels by developing completely synthetic bionano machinery to harvest light without the need for a living cell. Read More »

10.13.17User Facility

International Team Reconstructs Nanoscale Virus Features from Correlations of Scattered X-raysExternal link

As part of an international research team, Jeff Donatelli, Peter Zwart and Kanupriya Pande of the Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) contributed key algorithms which helped achieve a goal first proposed more than 40 years ago – using angular correlations of X-ray snapshots from non-crystalline molecules to determine the 3D structure of important biological objects Read More »

10.12.17User Facility

Tracking the Viral Parasites of Giant Viruses over TimeExternal link

Using metagenome data sets collected over several years in northern freshwater lakes, a team led by researchers at The Ohio State University and the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, uncovered 25 novel sequences of virophages. Read More »

10.12.17User Facility

Leaning Into the Supercomputing Learning CurveExternal link

Recently, 70 scientists — graduate students, computational scientists, and postdoctoral and early-career researchers — attended the fifth annual Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) in St. Charles, Illinois. Read More »

10.11.17User Facility

Reimagining Hydrogen: A Small Molecule With Large-Scale IdeasExternal link

The Department of Energy (DOE) has launched “Hydrogen at Scale,” or H2@Scale, an initiative that explores the potential for wide-scale hydrogen production and utilization in the United States to benefit many sectors of the economy. Read More »

10.10.17User Facility

Forget About ItExternal link

Inspired by human forgetfulness — how our brains discard unnecessary data to make room for new information — scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, in collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory and three universities, conducted a recent study that combined supercomputer simulation and X-ray characterization of a material that gradually “forgets.” Read More »

10.10.17User Facility

Summer Intern Jaime Avilés Acosta Studies Materials for Ultra-Fast Particle DetectorExternal link

Supported by DOE’s Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program, which provides science and engineering experiences for minority students, the Indiana University graduate spent ten weeks collaborating with mentor Mickey Chiu, a physicist in the sPHENIX collaboration at Brookhaven’s Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). Read More »

10.10.17User Facility

Scientists Use Machine Learning to Translate 'Hidden' Information that Reveals Chemistry in ActionExternal link

New method allows on-the-fly analysis of how catalysts change during reactions, providing crucial information for improving performance. Read More »

10.06.17User Facility

Connecting the DotsExternal link

Nuclear physicists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and their partners are using America’s most powerful supercomputers to characterize the behavior of objects, from subatomic neutrons to neutron stars, that differ dramatically in size yet are closely connected by physics. Read More »

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