User Facility News

02.22.19User Facility

Simulating Meteorite Impacts in the LabExternal link

A U.S.-German research team has simulated meteorite impacts in the lab and followed the resulting structural changes in two feldspar minerals with x-rays as they happened. The results of the experiments at the Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY) and at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory show that structural changes can occur at very different pressures, depending on the compression rate.
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02.21.19User Facility

Event-based Data Collection Enriches Neutron Scattering Research and New Product DevelopmentExternal link

Scientists using neutron scattering methods to look at the behavior of materials under stress or during phase changes and chemical reactions can view processes from new angles using event-based data. Understanding phase changes and chemical reactions is vital to the design of next-gen consumer products such as better batteries, more powerful electronic devices, cars with improved fuel efficiency, and safer, more effective medical applications.
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02.20.19User Facility

Sound Waves Let Quantum Systems 'Talk' to One AnotherExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago have invented an innovative way for different types of quantum technology to ​“talk” to each other using sound.
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02.19.19User Facility

Illuminating a Key Industrial ProcessExternal link

Results of research carried out at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Photon Source (APS) may pave the way to improvements in industrial processes based on solvent extraction, which is used in the mining and refinement of technologically important rare earths.
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02.14.19User Facility

Researchers Use X-rays to Understand the Flaws of Battery Fast ChargingExternal link

While gas tanks can be filled in a matter of minutes, charging the battery of an electric car takes much longer. To level the playing field and make electric vehicles more attractive, scientists are working on fast-charging technologies.
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02.13.19User Facility

Sophisticated Blood Analysis Provides New Clues About Ebola, Treatment AvenuesExternal link

A detailed analysis of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is providing clues about the progression of the effects of the Ebola virus in patients and potential treatment pathways. A manuscript discussing the work, led by scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, was published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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02.12.19User Facility

Argonne Addresses Obstacles to Clean Water for AllExternal link

Argonne scientists and collaborators at the University of Chicago and Northwestern are rethinking the water cycle and seeking to make it more effective and efficient.
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02.11.19User Facility

Argonne's Innovative Community Software is on Weather Scientists' RadarExternal link

In 2015, the Python-ARM Radar Toolkit (Py-ART) made its open-source debut. After 4 years, and with contributions from 34 individual editors, it is now a staple in radar science. The toolkit helps scientists analyze radar data to improve models of the Earth’s systems; its growth illustrates the power of community software.
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02.08.19User Facility

Software Stack in a SnapshotExternal link

Scaling code for massively parallel architectures is a common challenge the scientific community faces. When moving from a system used for development—a personal laptop, for instance, or even a university’s computing cluster—to a large-scale supercomputer like those housed at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, researchers traditionally would only migrate the target application: the underlying software stack would be left behind. Read More »

02.08.19User Facility

New Geometric Model Improves Predictions of Fluid Flow in RockExternal link

Researchers led by computational scientist James McClure of Virginia Tech used the 27-petaflop Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) to develop a geometric model that requires only a few key measurements to characterize how fluids are arranged within porous rock—that is, their geometric state. Read More »

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