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12.28.18User Facility

Illuminating Nanoparticle Growth with X-raysExternal link

Using the ultrabright x-rays at NSLS-II and the advanced capabilities of NSLS-II’s In situ and Operando Soft X-ray Spectroscopy (IOS) beamline, researchers revealed the chemical characterization of the catalyst’s growth pathway in real time. Read More »

12.27.18User Facility

Caltech Team Models Novel Battery Chemistries on Titan to Help Make Fluoride Batteries a RealityExternal link

A team led by the California Institute of Technology’s (Caltech’s) Thomas Miller used the 27-petaflop Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) to understand and refine the electrolyte’s properties and confirm its unprecedented ability to conduct fluoride ions and retain chemical stability at room temperature, making the breakthrough material the first of its kind in the battery world. Read More »

12.27.18User Facility

Machine Learning Award Powers Argonne Leadership in Engine DesignExternal link

When attempting to design engines to be more fuel-efficient and emissions-free, automotive manufacturers have to take into account all the complexity inherent in the combustion process. With the help of supercomputing resources, researchers are now refining their computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations to better capture the real-world behavior of these engines. Read More »

12.26.18User Facility

Clouds with a Chance of WarmingExternal link

Researchers from Argonne’s Environmental Science division participated in one of the largest collaborative atmospheric measurement campaigns in Antarctica in recent decades. Read More »

12.26.18User Facility

Breaching the Biomass ProblemExternal link

Using supercomputers, a team from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has made several fundamental discoveries related to the challenges associated with breaking down biomass. Read More »

12.26.18User Facility

Lighting the Way to Centralized Computing Support for Photon ScienceExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory hosted a one-day workshop on Sept. 24 for information technology (IT) specialists and scientists from various labs around the world to discuss best practices and share experiences in providing centralized computing support to photon science. Read More »

12.21.18User Facility

New Composite Advances Lignin as a Renewable 3D Printing MaterialExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a recipe for a renewable 3D printing feedstock that could spur a profitable new use for an intractable biorefinery byproduct: lignin. Read More »

12.21.18User Facility

Scientists Use Magnetic Defects to Achieve Electromagnetic Wave BreakthroughExternal link

In a new study from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, scientists have created small regions of magnetic defects made from nanoscale magnetic islands assembled into a grid. The plane waves interact with these defects, thereby generating helical waves. Read More »

12.21.18User Facility

Creating Nanoscale Patterns at Record Resolution: An Instructional VideoExternal link

The Journal of Visualized Experiments recently published a video showing how an electron microscope-based lithography technique developed at Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials can be used to define single-digit nanometer patterns in conventional electron-beam resists. Read More »

12.20.18User Facility

Theory Paper Offers Alternate Explanation for Particle PatternsExternal link

A group of physicists analyzing the patterns of particles emerging from collisions of small projectiles with large nuclei at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) say these patterns are triggered by quantum mechanical interactions among gluons, the glue-like particles that hold together the building blocks of the projectiles and nuclei. Read More »

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