User Facility News

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 »

06.01.18User Facility

With Supercomputing Power and an Unconventional Strategy, Scientists Solve a Next-Generation Physics ProblemExternal link

Using the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a team of researchers has calculated a fundamental property of protons and neutrons, known as the nucleon axial coupling, with groundbreaking precision. Read More »

06.01.18User Facility

X-ray Laser Scientists Develop a New Way to Watch Bacteria Attack AntibioticsExternal link

An international team of researchers observed how an enzyme from drug-resistant tuberculosis bacteria damages an antibiotic molecule. The new technique provides a powerful tool to examine changes in biological molecules as they happen. Read More »

05.31.18User Facility

Supercomputers Provide New Window Into the Life and Death of a NeutronExternal link

A team led by scientists in the Nuclear Science Division at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has enlisted powerful supercomputers to calculate a quantity known as the “nucleon axial coupling,” or gA – which is central to our understanding of a neutron’s lifetime – with an unprecedented precision. Read More »

05.30.18User Facility

Finding Better Magnets Faster with 3D Metal Printing PrototypingExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute (CMI) used laser 3D metal printing to optimize a permanent magnet material that may make an economical alternative to the more expensive rare-earth neodymium iron boron (NdFeB) magnets in some applications. Read More »

05.30.18User Facility

New High-Precision Instrument Enables Rapid Measurements of Protein CrystalsExternal link

A team of scientists and engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new scientific instrument that enables ultra-precise and high-speed characterization of protein crystals at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II)—a DOE Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven, which generates high energy x-rays that can be harnessed to probe the protein crystals. Read More »

05.29.18User Facility

Neutrons Evaluate Connection Between Cellular Water Dynamics and Cancer Cell BehaviorsExternal link

As scientists and physicians search for new ways to study and understand cancer cells, one approach suggests the movement of water molecules located in these cells could potentially predict the progression of cancerous tumors and measure the potency of anticancer medications in individual patients. Read More »

05.29.18User Facility

Graphene Layered with Magnetic Materials Could Drive Ultrathin SpintronicsExternal link

Researchers working at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) coupled graphene, a monolayer form of carbon, with thin layers of magnetic materials like cobalt and nickel to produce exotic behavior in electrons that could be useful for next-generation computing applications. Read More »

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