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12.12.17User Facility

Scientists Discover Path to Improving Game-Changing Battery ElectrodeExternal link

Electric car makers are intensely interested in lithium-rich battery cathodes that could significantly increase driving range. A new study opens a path to making them live up to their promise. Read More »

12.12.17User Facility

Scientists Engineer Nanoscale Pillars to Act Like Memory FoamExternal link

A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and the University of Connecticut have developed a customizable nanomaterial that combines metallic strength with a foam-like ability to compress and spring back. Read More »

12.11.17User Facility

One Researcher’s Road to Aerosol ScienceExternal link

Allison McComiskey’s path involved swerves into biology, deep history and the environment before she set out on a career in atmospheric science. Read More »

12.11.17User Facility

Final Check as Instruments Set Sail to Track Aerosols Over Southern OceanExternal link

Scientists at the DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility have set sail on the Southern Ocean to collect air samples, humidity readings, and other atmospheric data, to better understand aerosols’ role in climate change. Read More »

12.11.17User Facility

Physicists Win Supercomputing Time to Study Fusion and the CosmosExternal link

More than 210 million core hours on two of the most powerful supercomputers in the nation have been won by two teams led by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). Read More »

12.08.17User Facility

Making Fuel Out of Thick AirExternal link

In a new study, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, Tufts University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory helped develop a new way of converting methane to methanol using rhodium-based catalysts. Read More »

12.07.17User Facility

Heavy Metal: How First Supernovae Altered Early Star FormationExternal link

Ken Chen, an astrophysicist at the East Asian Core Observatories Association (EACOA), and colleagues from Portsmouth University and Universität Heidelberg ran simulations on the Edison supercomputer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) to illustrate how heavy metals expelled from exploding supernovae helped the first stars in the universe regulate subsequent star formation. Read More »

12.07.17User Facility

Breaking Electron Waves Provide New Clues to High-Temperature SuperconductivityExternal link

A collaboration led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory has tracked elusive waves of charge and spin that precede and follow the mysterious emergence of superconductivity. Read More »

12.06.17User Facility

Research Zooms in on Enzyme That Repairs DNA Damage from UV RaysExternal link

A research team at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is using the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) to study an enzyme found in plants, bacteria and some animals that repairs DNA damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light rays. Read More »

12.06.17User Facility

CEBAF Begins Operations following Upgrade CompletionExternal link

The world's most advanced particle accelerator for investigating the quark structure of matter is gearing up to begin its first experiments following official completion of an upgrade to triple its original design energy. The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is now back online and ramping up for the start of experiments. Read More »

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