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02.07.19User Facility

Scientists Take X-ray Aim in Effort to Discover New Fuel CatalystExternal link

In a new study of a related group of cobalt oxides, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory sought to determine why two similar catalysts with somewhat different domain sizes behaved differently. Read More »

02.07.19User Facility

Neutrons Unlock Properties of Novel Porous Metal-Hydride for Possible New Energy Storage ApplicationsExternal link

Yaroslav Filinchuk, a professor of chemistry from the Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, and Michael Heere, a researcher from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and affiliate of the Forschungsreaktor München II research reactor in Munich, Germany, are using neutron scattering at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to investigate a material that could change the way we harvest valuable industrial materials. Read More »

02.07.19User Facility

Untangling a Strange Phenomenon that Both Helps and Hurts Lithium-ion Battery PerformanceExternal link

New research offers the first complete picture of why a promising approach of stuffing more lithium into battery cathodes leads to their failure. A better understanding of this could be the key to smaller phone batteries and electric cars that drive farther between charges. Read More »

02.06.19User Facility

Argonne Researchers Develop New Method to Reduce Quantum NoiseExternal link

In a recent issue of Physical Review A, Argonne researchers reported a new method for alleviating the effects of ​“noise” in quantum information systems, a challenge scientists around the globe are working to meet in the race toward a new era of quantum technologies. The new method has implications for the future of quantum information science, including quantum computing and quantum sensing. Read More »

02.06.19User Facility

Dark Fiber Lays Groundwork for Long-Distance Earthquake Detection and Groundwater MappingExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are turning parts of a 13,000-mile-long testbed of “dark fiber,” unused fiber-optic cable, owned by the DOE Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), into a highly sensitive seismic activity sensor that could potentially augment the performance of earthquake early warning systems currently being developed in the western United States. Read More »

02.05.19User Facility

Rust Never SleepsExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory report in the journal PNAS a breakthrough in visualizing the reactivity of rust minerals when deprived of oxygen, such as those below the soil surface. Using iron isotopes and atom probe tomography, or APT, they traced these so-called redox reactions to create the first 3D “atomic maps” of the re-arrangement of different iron atoms in a small iron oxide crystal. Read More »

02.04.19User Facility

Novel Electron Microscopy Offers Nanoscale, Damage-free Tracking of Isotopes in Amino AcidsExternal link

A new electron microscopy technique that detects the subtle changes in the weight of proteins at the nanoscale—while keeping the sample intact—could open a new pathway for deeper, more comprehensive studies of the basic building blocks of life. Read More »

02.01.19User Facility

Radio Frequency Energy Heats Up Interest in Low-temperature NanocatalystsExternal link

Scientists from Louisiana State University (LSU) are using neutrons at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to study the effects of employing an alternating electromagnetic field to produce low-temperature catalytic reactions by heating iron oxide nanoparticles with hydrocarbon molecules attached to the nanoparticle surface. Read More »

01.28.19User Facility

New Campaign Will Track Deep Convective Clouds Over HoustonExternal link

During a yearlong campaign slated to begin in April 2021, researchers will gather data on aerosol-cloud interactions within deep convective systems. Read More »

01.25.19User Facility

Scientists Discover New Quantum Spin LiquidExternal link

An international research team led by the University of Liverpool and McMaster University has made a significant breakthrough in the search for new states of matter. In a study published in the journal Nature Physics, researchers show that the perovskite-related metal oxide, TbInO3, exhibits a quantum spin liquid state, a long-sought-afterandunusual state of matter. Read More »

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