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11.15.17User Facility

Neutrons Probe Oxygen-Generating Enzyme for a Greener Approach to Clean WaterExternal link

An international team of researchers led by Christian Obinger from the University of Vienna used neutron analysis at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, x-ray crystallography and other techniques to shed light on a unique enzyme that could provide an eco-friendly treatment for chlorite-contaminated water supplies and improve water quality worldwide. Read More »

11.15.17User Facility

SLAC X-ray Laser Reveals How Extreme Shocks Deform a Metal’s Atomic StructureExternal link

Scientists have used the X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to see, for the first time, how a material’s atomic structure deforms when shocked by pressures nearly as extreme as the ones at the center of the Earth. Read More »

11.15.17User Facility

X-Rays Reveal the Biting Truth About Parrotfish TeethExternal link

A study by scientists – including those at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) – has revealed a chain mail-like woven microstructure that gives parrotfish teeth their remarkable bite and resilience. Read More »

11.14.17User Facility

INCITE Grants of 5.95 Billion Hours Awarded to 55 Computational Research ProjectsExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced 55 projects with high potential for accelerating discovery through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. The projects will share 5.95 billion core-hours on three of America’s most powerful supercomputers dedicated to capability-limited open science and support a broad range of large-scale research campaigns from infectious disease treatment to next-generation materials development. Read More »

11.14.17User Facility

Plasma from Lasers Can Shed Light on Cosmic Rays and Solar EruptionsExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have found lasers that generate plasma can provide insight into bursts of subatomic particles that occur in deep space. Read More »

11.14.17User Facility

Rules of AttractionExternal link

Markus Eisenbach, a computational scientist at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, heads a group of researchers who are exploring how atoms align in magnetic materials. Read More »

11.13.17User Facility

Fuel Cell X-Ray Study Details Effects of Temperature and Moisture on PerformanceExternal link

To find the right balance of moisture and temperature in a specialized type of hydrogen fuel cell, Berkeley Lab scientists have used X-rays to explore the inner workings of its components at tiny scales. Read More »

11.09.17User Facility

The Mystery of the Star That Wouldn’t DieExternal link

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley scientists were part of a team that helped to decipher one of the most bizarre spectacles ever seen in the night sky: A supernova that refused to stop shining, remaining bright far longer than an ordinary stellar explosion. Read More »

11.08.17User Facility

Neutron Spectroscopy Reveals Common ‘Oxygen Sponge’ Catalyst Soaks Up Hydrogen TooExternal link

Having the right tool for the job enabled scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and their collaborators to discover that a workhorse catalyst of vehicle exhaust systems—an “oxygen sponge” that can soak up oxygen from air and store it for later use in oxidation reactions—may also be a “hydrogen sponge.” Read More »

11.08.17User Facility

Synthetic Biology Research Campaign Sheds Light on Productivity in CyanobacteriaExternal link

Researchers develop systems-level models of cyanobacterial processes using EMSL capabilities and expertise with a goal of genetically optimizing strains of the bacteria for increased biomass production. Read More »

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