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09.21.18User Facility

Faces of Summit: Getting AcclimatedExternal link

Postdoctoral research associate Ashleigh Barnes adds functionality to the LSDalton chemistry code to solve bigger problems using the world’s most powerful supercomputer, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) 200-petaflop IBM AC922 Summit. Read More »

09.20.18User Facility

X-rays Uncover a Hidden Property that Leads to Failure in a Lithium-ion Battery MaterialExternal link

X-ray experiments at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have revealed that the pathways lithium ions take through a common battery material are more complex than previously thought. Read More »

09.20.18User Facility

Summit Speeds Calculations in the Search for Exotic ParticlesExternal link

In pursuit of numerical predictions for exotic particles, researchers are simulating atom-building quark and gluon particles over 70 times faster on Summit, the world’s most powerful scientific supercomputer, than on its predecessor Titan at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Read More »

09.19.18User Facility

Titan Speeds Inquiry Into Engine Alloys That Can Take the HeatExternal link

Simulations performed on the Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) filled in a knowledge gap about high-temperature–capable alloys and inspired engineers to successfully develop a new cast aluminum–copper alloy that promises to withstand engine temperatures as high as 300°C—a temperature too extreme for current aluminum alloys—and offer more design flexibility. Read More »

09.18.18User Facility

Machine Learning IDs Markers to Help Predict Alzheimer'sExternal link

A team from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, Columbia University Medical Center, Stony Brook University, and Ilsan Hospital in South Korea has shown that a combination of two different modes of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computer-based image analysis, and image classification using machine learning models may be a promising approach to accurately predicting Alzheimer’s risk. Read More »

09.17.18User Facility

UEC Profile: Science in High PlacesExternal link

Hooked on science early, researcher and professor Gannet Hallar now investigates clouds and aerosols in the Intermountain West. Read More »

09.13.18User Facility

Artur Apresyan Receives $2.5 Million Award to Develop Detectors for High-Luminosity LHCExternal link

The upgraded collider will produce collisions at seven times the rate of the current LHC. Apresyan’s work will ensure the CMS detector can take on the particle flood. Read More »

09.12.18User Facility

All Aboard the Jungle Express!External link

In the quest to find the key to a rainforest dwelling bacterium’s lignin-degrading ability, researchers at the Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have constructed a gene expression system that outperforms conventional systems. Controlling gene expression is crucial to scientists’ ability to perform basic science and biotechnological research to produce enzymes, bio-based products, and biofuels, both at the bench and on industrial scales. Read More »

09.12.18User Facility

Engage Engines! New Research Illuminates Complex Processes Inside Plasma Propulsion Systems for SatellitesExternal link

If you think plasma thrusters are found only in science fiction, think again. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have been uncovering the physics behind these high-tech engines, which maneuver satellites in space. New research involving computer simulations gives physicists confidence that they can peer into the inner workings of these machines. Read More »

09.11.18User Facility

STAR Team Receives Secretary's Achievement AwardExternal link

The Brookhaven Lab scientists, engineers, and support staff who run the Solenoidal Tracker (STAR) experiment at the Lab’s Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) received one of 17 Achievement Awards presented by Secretary of Energy Rick Perry at the Secretary’s Honor Awards ceremony held in Washington, D.C. August 29. Read More »

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