User Facility News

12.21.17User Facility

Neutrons Track Quantum Entanglement in Copper Elpasolite MineralExternal link

A research team including Georgia Institute of Technology professor Martin Mourigal used neutron scattering at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to study copper elpasolite, a mineral that can be driven to an exotic magnetic state when subjected to very low temperatures and a high magnetic field. Read More »

12.20.17User Facility

Q&A with CFN User Xiaowei TengExternal link

To design nanostructured materials for energy conversion and storage applications, Teng of the University of New Hampshire extensively uses the electron microscopy facilities at Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN). Read More »

12.19.17User Facility

Major Technology Developments Boost LCLS X-Ray Laser’s Discovery PowerExternal link

Innovations at SLAC, including the world’s shortest X-ray flashes, ultra-high-speed pulse trains and smart computer controls, promise to take ultrafast X-ray science to a whole new level. Read More »

12.19.17User Facility

A Functional Genomics Database for Plant Microbiome StudiesExternal link

A team led by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) have exploited a catalog of bacterial genomes to identify and characterize candidate genes that aid bacteria in adapting to plant environments, specifically genes involved in bacterial root colonization. Read More »

12.18.17User Facility

Getting Under Graphite’s Skin: A Recently Discovered Method of Layering Metals with the 2D Material May Lead to Brand New PropertiesExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have discovered a new process to sheathe metal under a single layer of graphite which may lead to new and better-controlled properties for these types of materials. Read More »

12.18.17User Facility

Creating a World of Make-Believe to Better Understand the Real UniverseExternal link

Scientists are creating simulated universes – complete with dark matter mock-ups, computer-generated galaxies, quasi quasars, and pseudo supernovae – to better understand real-world observations. Read More »

12.15.17User Facility

Artificial Intelligence Helps Accelerate Progress Toward Efficient Fusion ReactionsExternal link

researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Princeton University are employing artificial intelligence to improve predictive capability. Researchers led by William Tang, a PPPL physicist and a lecturer with the rank and title of professor at Princeton University, are developing the code for predictions for ITER, the international experiment under construction in France to demonstrate the practicality of fusion energy. Read More »

12.14.17User Facility

Clearing the AirExternal link

Residents in some areas of the developing world are currently coping with dangerous levels of air pollution. Recent research, co-led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, is leading to a new understanding of a key chemical able to break down some major air pollutants. Read More »

12.13.17User Facility

Accelerating the Self-Assembly of Nanoscale Patterns for Next-Generation MaterialsExternal link

Using polymer blends, scientists rapidly generated highly ordered patterns that could be used in the fabrication of microelectronics, antireflective surfaces, magnetic data storage systems, and fluid-flow devices. Read More »

12.13.17User Facility

The Wet Road to Fast and Stable BatteriesExternal link

An international team of scientists — including several researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory — has discovered an anode battery material with superfast charging and stable operation over many thousands of cycles. Read More »

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