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05.29.18User Facility

Another First for QuantumExternal link

A multidivisional team consisting of members from ORNL’s Quantum Information Science Group, the Scientific Computing Group (SciComp) at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), the OLCF’s Computer Science Research Group, and ORNL’s Theoretical Physics Group has become the first group to successfully simulate an atomic nucleus using a quantum computer. Read More »

05.24.18User Facility

Understanding the Generation of Light-Induced Electrical Current in Atomically Thin NanomaterialsExternal link

Scientists demonstrated that scanning photocurrent microscopy—an imaging capability just added to Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials—could provide the optoelectronic information needed to improve the performance of devices for power generation, communications, data storage, and lighting. Read More »

05.24.18User Facility

Faces of Summit: Putting the System to the TestExternal link

The Faces of Summit series shares stories of people working to stand up America’s next top supercomputer for open science, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Summit. The next-generation machine is scheduled to come online in 2018. Read More »

05.23.18User Facility

Newly Discovered Copper and Graphite Combo Could Lead to More Efficient Lithium-ion BatteriesExternal link

A first-of-its-kind copper and graphite combination discovered in basic energy research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory could have implications for improving the energy efficiency of lithium-ion batteries, which include these components. Read More »

05.23.18User Facility

A Great Plains Divide: Investigating Temperature Differences Between Models and ObservationsExternal link

Using data from the ARM Southern Great Plains atmospheric observatory, a new group of papers explores why earth system models simulate warmer surface temperatures than ground-based observations show in the central United States. Read More »

05.22.18User Facility

Supersonic Waves May Help Electronics Beat the HeatExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory made the first observations of waves of atomic rearrangements, known as phasons, propagating supersonically through a vibrating crystal lattice—a discovery that may dramatically improve heat transport in insulators and enable new strategies for heat management in future electronics devices. Read More »

05.18.18User Facility

X-ray Laser Reveals Ultrafast Dance of Liquid WaterExternal link

An international team led by researchers at Stockholm University probed the movements of molecules in liquid water that occur in less than 100 millionths of a billionth of a second, or femtoseconds, in experiments with the Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Read More »

05.17.18User Facility

Living Large: Exploration of Diverse Bacteria Signals Big Advance for Gene Function PredictionExternal link

Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), including researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI), have developed a workflow that enables large-scale, genome-wide assays of gene importance across many conditions. Read More »

05.17.18User Facility

Centuries-old Foundry Process Finds New High-Tech UseExternal link

Researchers from Virginia Tech University are using neutrons at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to study cast aluminum lattice structures produced at lower cost by using 3D printed sand molds combined with traditional foundry melting and pouring techniques. Read More »

05.17.18User Facility

Scientists Turn X-ray Laser Into World’s Fastest Water HeaterExternal link

Experiments at SLAC heated water from room temperature to 100,000 degrees Celsius in less than a millionth of a millionth of a second, producing an exotic state of water that could shed light on Earth’s most important liquid. Read More »

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