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10.25.18User Facility

Scientists Present Ideas for Next-gen Accelerator ExperimentsExternal link

With powerful beams of electrons 100 to 1,000 times brighter than its predecessor, the upgrade to the Facility for Advanced Accelerator Experimental Tests (FACET) promises technological breakthroughs that could lead to a new generation of smaller, more affordable particle accelerators for research in particle physics, X-ray science, medicine and other fields.
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10.25.18User Facility

Seeing a Salt Solution's Structure Supports One Hypothesis About How Minerals FormExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used neutrons, isotopes and simulations to “see” the atomic structure of a saturated solution and found evidence supporting one of two competing hypotheses about how ions come together to form minerals.
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10.24.18User Facility

Spotlighting Differences in Closely-Related SpeciesExternal link

There are millions of fungal species, and those few hundred found in the Aspergillus genus play important roles in areas ranging from industrial production to agricultural plant pathogens. A team led by scientists at the Technical University of Denmark, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, and the Joint Bioenergy Institute (JBEI), a DOE Bioenergy Research Center, present the first large analysis of an Aspergillus fungal subgroup, section Nigri.
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10.24.18User Facility

Surprise Finding: Discovering a Previously Unknown Role for a Source of Magnetic FieldsExternal link

Magnetic forces ripple throughout the universe, from the fields surrounding planets to the gasses filling galaxies, and can be launched by a phenomenon called the Biermann battery effect. Now scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have found that this phenomenon may not only generate magnetic fields, but can sever them to trigger magnetic reconnection – a remarkable and surprising discovery.
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10.23.18User Facility

Scientists Find Unusual Behavior in Topological MaterialExternal link

Argonne scientists have identified a new class of topological materials made by inserting transition metal atoms into the atomic lattice of a well-known two-dimensional material.
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10.23.18User Facility

STAR Detector on the MoveExternal link

How long does it take to roll a twelve-hundred-ton detector one hundred feet? In late August, it took 10 hours for the STAR detector to roll from its regular spot in the interaction region of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) to the assembly building to undergo maintenance. It’s all part of a program to keep this giant multi-purpose particle detector (kind of like a giant 3D digital camera) in tip-top condition for capturing subatomic smashups at RHIC, a DOE Office of Science user facility for nuclear physics research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory.
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10.23.18User Facility

Genetic Behavior Reveals Cause of Death in Poplars Essential to Ecosystem, IndustryExternal link

Scientists studying a valuable, but vulnerable, species of poplar have identified the genetic mechanism responsible for the species’ inability to resist a pervasive and deadly disease.
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10.22.18User Facility

ESnet's Network, Software Help SLAC Researchers in Record-Setting Transfer of 1 Petabyte of DataExternal link

Using a 5,000-mile network loop operated by ESnet, researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) and Zettar Inc. recently transferred 1 petabyte in 29 hours, with encryption and checksumming, beating last year's record by 5 hours, an almost 15 percent improvement.
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10.19.18User Facility

Battery Mainstay Headed for High-tech MakeoverExternal link

Under the terms of a new agreement signed with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, 14 members of the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) have joined forces with Electric Applications to use the bright x-ray beams at the laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source to investigate the further potential of lead batteries. Read More »

10.19.18User Facility

Computing Genes to Support Living CleanExternal link

ORNL computational systems biologist Dan Jacobson and OLCF computational scientist Wayne Joubert are part of a team that was named a finalist for the 2018 Gordon Bell Prize for its work to advance genomic science on the Summit supercomputer.
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