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03.12.19User Facility

Scientists Take a Deep Dive Into the Imperfect World of 2D MaterialsExternal link

In a study at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), scientists learned how nanoscale defects can enhance the properties of an ultrathin, so-called 2D material.
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03.11.19User Facility

Caterpillar-Argonne Team to Pursue Improved Diesel Engine Combusion SystemsExternal link

Caterpillar Inc. and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are joining forces to research heavy-duty diesel engines. This project is funded by the Department’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) and Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) and is one of seven public-private partnerships recently selected under the DOE’s High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program.
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03.11.19User Facility

Visions of ExascaleExternal link

The Aurora supercomputer – scheduled to arrive at the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory in 2021– stands to benefit countless fields of study from materials science simulations of defect formation at the molecular level to fluid dynamics computations for experimental engines. Aurora will be based at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science user facility.
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03.08.19User Facility

NETL Develops an Improved Process for Creating Building Blocks for $200 billion Per Year Chemical Industry MarketExternal link

National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) researchers developed a new catalyst that can selectively convert syngas into light hydrocarbon compounds called olefins for application in a $200 billion per year chemical industry market. The catalyst was characterized using a variety of techniques from U.S. Department of Energy user facilities at Brookhaven National Laboratory including advanced electron microscopy at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials and synchrotron-based X-ray spectroscopy conducted at the National Synchrotron Light Source II.
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03.08.19User Facility

When Semiconductors Stick Together, Materials Go QuantumExternal link

A team of researchers led by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has developed a simple method that could turn ordinary semiconducting materials into quantum machines – superthin devices marked by extraordinary electronic behavior. Such an advancement could help to revolutionize a number of industries aiming for energy-efficient electronic systems – and provide a platform for exotic new physics.
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03.07.19User Facility

One Device, Many Frequencies: Argonne Researchers Create a Unique, Tiny ResonatorExternal link

A finding from a team led by scientists at the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) user facility at Argonne National Laboratory, could ultimately help improve such components in a range of electronics and even create devices that mimic biological processes. The researchers have pioneered a micromechanical device that responds to external signals in an entirely new way compared to conventional ones.
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03.06.19User Facility

Scientists Use Machine Learning to Identify High-performing Solar MaterialsExternal link

Argonne researchers are using machine learning and data mining in conjunction with large-scale simulations and experiments to identify new light-absorbing dye molecules for solar-powered windows.
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03.06.19User Facility

How to Catch a Magnetic Monopole in the ActExternal link

A research team led by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has created a nanoscale “playground” on a chip that simulates the formation of exotic magnetic particles called monopoles.
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03.05.19User Facility

ReactWell Licenses ORNL Catalyst for Energy Conversion ApplicationsExternal link

ReactWell, LLC, has licensed a novel waste-to-fuel technology from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to improve energy conversion methods for cleaner, more efficient oil and gas, chemical and bioenergy production.
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03.04.19User Facility

Argonne and Convergent Science Join Forces for Better EnginesExternal link

The dynamics of an engine’s spark ignition are complex and often take months for scientists to simulate accurately. Now scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory can study these dynamics much more quickly with the help of a new software model. Researchers at Argonne are incorporating this new model into a computational fluid dynamics software package used by industry to simulate the highly complex processes in internal combustion engines.
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