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11.14.18User Facility

INCITE Grants Awarded to 62 Computational Research ProjectsExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science announced 62 projects for 2019 aimed at accelerating discovery and innovation to address some of the world’s most challenging science problems through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program.
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11.13.18User Facility

Sunlight Turns Membrane Into a Self-cleaning, Pollutant-eating PowerhouseExternal link

researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have invented a membrane that, when exposed to sunlight, can clean itself and also actively degrade pollutants. The advance paves the way for membranes that can last longer and perform better than those in use today, lowering costs.
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11.09.18User Facility

Researchers Create Most Complete High-res Atomic Movie of Photosynthesis to DateExternal link

In a major step forward, SLAC’s X-ray laser captures all four stable states of the process that produces the oxygen we breathe, as well as fleeting steps in between. The work opens doors to understanding the past and creating a greener future. Read More »

11.08.18User Facility

Dancing Atoms in Perovskite Materials Provide Insight Into How Solar Cells WorkExternal link

A new study is a step forward in understanding why perovskite materials work so well in energy devices and potentially leads the way toward a theorized “hot” technology that would significantly improve the efficiency of today’s solar cells.
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11.08.18User Facility

Under Pressure, Opposites AttractExternal link

Argonne researchers have uncovered a new material that can produce both magnetism and superconductivity. Read More »

11.07.18User Facility

Award Finalists Demonstrate Improved QCD Code for SupercomputingExternal link

Modeling nuclei using fundamental quantum mechanics equations is a big job to manage, even for the world’s fastest computers.
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11.07.18User Facility

LASSO Case Study: Tapping ARM’s Doppler LidarsExternal link

To improve models, researchers tap Doppler lidars to estimate critical cloud-based updrafts and downdrafts that carry heat and moisture.
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11.07.18User Facility

Argonne Poised for Pivotal Discoveries and Impact in a Quantum WorldExternal link

Quantum materials display unusual properties at the atomic and subatomic scale that, if properly engineered, could lead to new classes of devices and computing capabilities that far exceed the capabilities of existing technology. A new X-ray technique developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory may help scientists learn more about its nanoscale properties.
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11.05.18User Facility

In Materials Hit with Light, Individual Atoms and Vibrations Take Disorderly PathsExternal link

Two studies with a new X-ray laser technique reveal for the first time how individual atoms and vibrations respond when a material is hit with light. Their surprisingly unpredictable behavior has profound implications for designing and controlling materials.
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11.02.18User Facility

Feeling the Need for Speed, Neutrons Study Fluid Flow for Hypersonic FlightExternal link

UT researchers Zhili Zhang (left) and Cary Smith, in association with researchers from the US Air Force, use neutrons at HFIR’s CG-1D instrument to investigate fluid flow dynamics for potentially improved fuel systems in hypersonic vehicles and other industrial spray-related applications.
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