User Facility News

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 »

06.05.18User Facility

Detector Improvements Upgrade Science Capabilities of SNS and HFIR InstrumentsExternal link

Detectors at SNS and HFIR help researchers study scattered neutrons to better understand the nature of materials. An ORNL team designs detectors tailored to meet the specifications of each instrument, such as the WLS detectors installed at the recently upgraded POWGEN, SNS beamline 11A, and the Anger cameras installed at MaNDi, SNS beamline 11B. Read More »

06.05.18User Facility

The Perfect Couple: Higgs and Top Quark Spotted TogetherExternal link

Two experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, announced a discovery that finally links the two heaviest known particles: the top quark and the Higgs boson. Read More »

06.04.18User Facility

NOvA Experiment Sees Strong Evidence for Antineutrino OscillationExternal link

The Fermilab NOvA neutrino experiment announced that it has seen strong evidence of muon antineutrinos oscillating into electron antineutrinos over long distances, a phenomenon that has never been unambiguously observed. Read More »

06.04.18User Facility

Faces of Summit: Preparing to LaunchExternal link

As the system batch scheduler and job launcher in the User Assistance and Outreach Group at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, Chris Fuson has worked on five flagship supercomputers—Cheetah, Phoenix, Jaguar, Titan, and is now developing user documentation and training for users on the newest, Summit. Read More »

06.04.18User Facility

Nuclear Scientists Calculate Value of Key Property that Drives Neutron DecayExternal link

Using some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, an international team including scientists from several U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories has released the highest-precision calculation of a fundamental property of protons and neutrons known as nucleon axial coupling. Read More »

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