User Facility News

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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07.06.17User Facility

Science Happens at the Border of Different DisciplinesExternal link

Under the FICUS initiative, researchers leverage capabilities and resources across the Department of Energy user facilities such as the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory and the Joint Genome Institute in pursuit of a single, overarching research goal that cannot be achieved with the capabilities at a single facility.
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07.05.17User Facility

A Whole-Genome Sequenced Rice Mutant Resource for the Study of Biofuel FeedstocksExternal link

A team led by Pamela Ronald, a professor in the Genome Center and the Department of Plant Pathology at UC Davis and director of Grass Genetics at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), with collaborators from UC Davis and the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI), reported the first whole-genome sequenced fast-neutron induced mutant population of Kitaake, a model rice variety with a short life cycle.
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07.05.17User Facility

Argonne's Theta Supercomputer Goes OnlineExternal link

Theta, a new production supercomputer located at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonnne National Laboratory is officially open to the research community. The new machine’s massively parallel, many-core architecture continues Argonne’s leadership computing program towards its future Aurora system.
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07.05.17User Facility

New Studies of Ancient Concrete Could Teach Us to Do as the Romans DidExternal link

Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley experiments show how natural chemistry strengthened ancient concrete. Read More »

07.03.17User Facility

How Hot is Too Hot in Fusion?External link

Using the 27-petaflop Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, a team of researchers based at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory are predicting how ITER—the world’s largest experimental magnetic fusion reactor, currently under construction in France—will withstand the extreme heat involved in extracting exhaust.
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