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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 »

05.15.18User Facility

Producing Beneficial Propylene While Consuming a Major Greenhouse GasExternal link

Chemists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified a catalyst for the reaction of carbon dioxide and propane that could help meet the demand for an important chemical building block used to manufacture plastics, textiles, electronics, and more. Read More »

05.14.18User Facility

Quark Matter 2018: Nuclear Physicists Gather to Discuss Fundamental Particle InteractionsExternal link

Nuclear physicists from around the world seeking to understand the intricate details of the building blocks of visible matter are meeting in Venice, Italy, May 13-19, to discuss the latest results and theoretical interpretations of data from the world’s premiere collider facilities. Read More »

05.11.18User Facility

Profiling Extreme Beams: Scientists Devise New Diagnostic for Cutting-Edge and Next-Gen Particle AcceleratorsExternal link

The world’s cutting-edge particle accelerators are pushing the extremes in high-brightness beams and ultrashort pulses to explore matter in new ways. To optimize their performance – and to prepare for next-generation facilities that will push these extremes further – scientists have devised a new tool that can measure how bright these beams are, even for pulses that last only quadrillionths or even quintillionths of a second. Read More »

05.11.18User Facility

Taking the Stress out of Residual Stress MappingExternal link

Researchers from the University of Virginia (UVA) are using neutrons to explore fundamental work in residual stress mapping that promises more precise science down the road for Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and similar facilities around the world. Read More »

05.11.18User Facility

Nanodiamonds are ForeverExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have created a very-low-friction dry lubricant that has hundreds of industrial applications and can be used virtually wherever two pieces of metal rub together in dry conditions. Read More »

05.10.18User Facility

SLAC’s X-ray Laser Opens New View on Proteins Related to Alzheimer’s DiseaseExternal link

Experiments at SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source show the promise of using X-ray free-electron lasers to better understand the structure and function of amyloid fibrils, tiny protein strands that play a role in diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Read More »

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