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06.18.18User Facility

Major Work Starts to Boost the Luminosity of the LHCExternal link

Geneva—The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is officially entering a new stage. On June 15th, a ground-breaking ceremony at CERN celebrates the start of the civil-engineering work for the High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC): a new milestone in CERN’s history. By 2026 this major upgrade will have considerably improved the performance of the LHC, by increasing the number of collisions in the large experiments and thus boosting the probability of the discovery of new physics phenomena.
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06.15.18User Facility

Scientists Make the First Molecular Movie of One of Nature’s Most Widely Used Light SensorsExternal link

Scientists have made the first molecular movie of the instant when light hits a sensor that's widely used in nature for probing the environment and harvesting energy from light. Read More »

06.15.18User Facility

A History of Neutron Scattering at ORNLExternal link

Neutron scattering grew from the nuclear science of the Manhattan Project during the 1940s at what is now Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Today the Department of Energy (DOE) lab in eastern Tennessee operates two powerful neutron scattering facilities for DOE’s Office of Science—the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS).
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06.14.18User Facility

From Moon Rocks to Space Dust: Berkeley Lab’s Extraterrestrial ResearchExternal link

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers participated in a study focusing on the chemical composition of tiny glassy grains of interplanetary particles – likely deposited in Earth’s upper atmosphere by comets – that contain dust leftover from the formative period of our solar system. Read More »

06.14.18User Facility

Tripling the Energy Storage of Lithium-Ion BatteriesExternal link

A collaboration led by scientists at the University of Maryland (UMD), the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the U.S. Army Research Lab have developed and studied a new cathode material that could triple the energy density of lithium-ion battery electrodes. Their research was published on June 13 in Nature Communications. Read More »

06.13.18User Facility

Taming Tornadoes at the NanoscaleExternal link

Scientists at the University of Notre Dame, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, and the Center for Nanoscale Materials have developed a new dynamic system that enables in situ adjustments of vortex filaments, thereby directly altering the properties of a superconducting material. Read More »

06.13.18User Facility

There’s a New Microscope in Town: ThemIS, Anyone?External link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) now have access to a unique new microscope that combines atomic-scale imaging capabilities with the ability to observe real-world sample properties and behavior in real time. Read More »

06.12.18User Facility

Robust MOF Material Exhibits Selective, Fully Reversible and Repeatable Capture of Toxic Atmospheric GasExternal link

Led by the University of Manchester, an international team of scientists has developed a metal-organic framework material (MOF) that exhibits a selective, fully reversible and repeatable capability to remove nitrogen dioxide gas from the atmosphere in ambient conditions. Read More »

06.12.18User Facility

Work Begins on New SLAC Facility for Revolutionary Accelerator ScienceExternal link

The Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has started to assemble a new facility for revolutionary accelerator technologies that could make future accelerators 100 to 1,000 times smaller and boost their capabilities. Read More »

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 »

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