User Facility News

11.07.17User Facility

The Flat and the CuriousExternal link

At the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, researchers have simulated the growth of silicene, a 2-D material with attractive electronic properties. Their work, published in Nanoscale, delivers new and useful insights on the material’s properties and behavior and offers a predictive model for other researchers studying 2-D materials. Read More »

11.07.17User Facility

Resisting the Resistance: Neutrons Search for Clues to Combat Bacterial ThreatsExternal link

A team from ORNL’s Neutron Sciences Directorate is using neutrons to study how resistant bacteria, represented by the light blue rod shapes, are evolving to negate the effects of the beta-lactam class of antibiotics. Read More »

11.02.17User Facility

The Inner Secrets of Planets and StarsExternal link

Using Argonne's Mira supercomputer, researchers are developing advanced models to study magnetic field generation on Earth, Jupiter, and the Sun at an unprecedented level of detail. Read More »

11.01.17User Facility

Making Glass Invisible: A Nanoscience-Based Disappearing ActExternal link

Scientists at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory—have demonstrated a method for reducing the surface reflections from glass surfaces to nearly zero by etching tiny nanoscale features into them. Read More »

11.01.17User Facility

Allison McComiskey Searches the Skies for Aerosol AnswersExternal link

After 15 years in the field and at the computer, Allison McComiskey is group chief of the global radiation section within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Global Monitoring Division. Read More »

10.31.17User Facility

White Rot Fungi’s Size Explained by Breadth of Gene Families InvolvedExternal link

An international team led by László G. Nagy of the Biological Research Center at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and including researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, sequenced and analyzed four Armillaria fungi, including A. ostoyae, and then compared these genomes with those of related fungi to better understand the evolution of Armillaria’s abilities to spread and infect, and effectively break down all components of plant cell walls. Read More »

10.31.17User Facility

Unique High-brilliance X-ray Sheds New Light on Additive Manufacturing ProcessExternal link

AFRL Composite Materials and Processing team researchers used the ultra-bright X-ray at the National Synchrotron Light Source II at Brookhaven National Laboratory to gain better insight into the bonding of composite layers during the additive manufacturing process. Read More »

10.30.17User Facility

NSLS-II User Profiles: Riccardo CominExternal link

Riccardo Comin is an Assistant Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he leads the Photon Scattering Laboratory in the division of Condensed Matter Experiments. He performs studies on quantum materials using the Coherent Soft X-Ray scattering beamline, 23-ID-1, at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven Lab. Read More »

10.30.17User Facility

A Spark in the DarkExternal link

The cosmological search in the dark is no walk in the park. With help from Berkeley Lab’s NERSC, Fermilab aims open-source software at data from high-energy physics. Read More »

10.30.17User Facility

Field of Meteorologists’ DreamsExternal link

With more than 200 instruments, the Southern Great Plains (SGP) atmospheric observatory is the world’s largest and most extensive climate research facility. This year, the site celebrates 25 years of operations, helping scientists gain vital insights into the Earth’s cloud, aerosol and atmospheric processes. Read More »

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