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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 »

05.10.18User Facility

Revealing the Mysteries of Superconductors: Ames Lab’s New Scope Takes a Closer LookExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has successfully demonstrated that a new type of optical magnetometer, the NV magnetoscope, can map a unique feature of superconductive materials that along with zero resistance defines the superconductivity itself. Read More »

05.10.18User Facility

The Weak Side of the ProtonExternal link

A new result from the Q-weak experiment at the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility provides a precision test of the weak force, one of four fundamental forces in nature. Read More »

05.09.18User Facility

A Diverse Team of Atmospheric Scientists Goes to Work in an Evolving ArcticExternal link

At Oliktok Point, on the North Slope of Alaska, a broadly skilled team of scientists from the University of Colorado, Boulder gathers and analyzes data to advance understanding of the arctic atmosphere. Read More »

05.07.18User Facility

Andreas Tillack Prepares Quantum Materials Code for Supercomputing’s Latest LeapExternal link

Computational scientist Andreas Tillack sees a future of limitless possibilities in his role on the Oak Ridge Computing Facility Center for Accelerated Application Readiness team, preparing science codes that will run on DOE’s newest supercomputer, Summit. Read More »

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