User Facility News

08.06.18User Facility

One Cool Camera: LSST's Cryostat Assembly CompletedExternal link

Work on the camera for the future Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) has reached a major milestone with the completion and delivery of the camera’s fully integrated cryostat. With 3.2 gigapixels, the LSST camera will be the largest digital camera ever built for ground-based astronomy. It’s being assembled at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Read More »

08.03.18User Facility

New Magnetic Materials Overcome Key Barrier to Spintronic DevicesExternal link

A team of scientists just developed an unprecedented material that cracks open this hermetic magnetism, confirming a decades-old theory and creating new engineering possibilities. The team, led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, designed AFM materials with spin—the quantum mechanism behind all magnetism—that can be easily controlled with minimal energy. Read More »

08.03.18User Facility

Putting the Head on an Additive-manufactured AlloyExternal link

Under a partnership between the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source (APS), NIST researchers have examined the AM alloy Inconel 625 (IN625) in an effort to better understand the effects of heat treatment on AM alloy microstructure and phase evolution. Read More »

08.02.18User Facility

The Quest for Longer-Lasting Solar CellsExternal link

Maria Chan, nanoscientist at Argonne’s Center for Nanoscale Materials, and Ji-Sang Park, a CNM facility user from the Imperial College London, are studying the causes of silicon solar cell degradation in an effort to make solar power more affordable. Read More »

08.02.18User Facility

New Competition for MOFs: Scientists Make Stronger COFsExternal link

A team at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has used a chemical process discovered decades ago to make the linkages between COFs much more sturdy, and to give the COFs new characteristics that could expand their applications. Read More »

08.01.18User Facility

Arnab Banerjee: Traversing the Unknown, Befriending UncertaintyExternal link

Banerjee is a staff scientist working in the Neutron Scattering Division at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory where he primarily uses neutrons to study the bizarre and exotic nature of quantum phenomena. Read More »

08.01.18User Facility

The High-tech Evolution of Scientific ComputingExternal link

To leverage emerging computing capabilities and prepare for future exascale systems, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, a DOE Office of Science User Facility, is expanding its scope beyond traditional simulation-based research to include data science and machine learning approaches. Read More »

07.31.18User Facility

Newest Supercomputer to Help Develop Fusion Energy in International DeviceExternal link

Scientists led by Stephen Jardin, principal research physicist and head of the Computational Plasma Physics Group at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, have won 40 million core hours of supercomputer time to simulate plasma disruptions that can halt fusion reactions and damage fusion facilities, so that scientists can learn how to stop them. The PPPL team will apply its findings to ITER, the international tokamak under construction in France to demonstrate the practicality of fusion energy. Read More »

07.31.18User Facility

Tin TypeExternal link

Tin, an element perhaps best known for its use in tin cans, may help with the world’s data demands. A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory are examining tin as a silicon-friendly material to help create new cost-effective memory devices. The new candidate, discovered in a recent study of solid-state memory components, offers the same performance advantages of more commonly used elements such as copper or silver, yet is compatible with silicon. Read More »

07.30.18User Facility

Pictures of Success in 3-D PrintingExternal link

Argonne researchers and their collaborators were able to observe the detailed dynamics of powder spattering during the 3-D printing process. Their conclusions may ultimately help a variety of industries mitigate defects. Read More »

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