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09.15.17User Facility

New Insights into Nanocrystal Growth in LiquidExternal link

Many seashells, minerals, and semiconductor nanomaterials are made up of smaller crystals, which are assembled together like the pieces of a puzzle. Now, researchers have measured the forces that cause the crystals to assemble, revealing an orchestra of competing factors that researchers might be able to control. Read More »

09.14.17User Facility

New Study on Graphene-Wrapped Nanocrystals Makes Inroads Toward Next-Gen Fuel CellsExternal link

A powdery mix of metal nanocrystals wrapped in single-layer sheets of carbon atoms, developed at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), shows promise for safely storing hydrogen for use with fuel cells for passenger vehicles and other uses. And now, a new study provides insight into the atomic details of the crystals’ ultrathin coating and how it serves as selective shielding while enhancing their performance in hydrogen storage. Read More »

09.14.17User Facility

NERSC Supercomputers Help Berkeley Lab Scientists Map Key DNA Protein ComplexExternal link

Chalking up another success for a new imaging technology that has energized the field of structural biology, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) obtained the highest resolution map yet of a large assembly of human proteins that is critical to DNA function. Read More »

09.12.17User Facility

Big Data Boost for Brain ResearchExternal link

Researchers are using Argonne National Lab's vast arsenal of innovative technologies to map the intricacies of brain function at the deepest levels, and describing them in greater detail than ever before through advanced data analysis techniques. Read More »

09.11.17User Facility

Team Led by Graduate Student at PPPL Produces Unique Simulation of Magnetic ReconnectionExternal link

Jonathan Ng, a Princeton University graduate student at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), has for the first time applied a fluid simulation to the space plasma process behind solar flares northern lights and space storms. Read More »

09.07.17User Facility

Argonne Efforts Accelerate 3-D Printing JourneyExternal link

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University, and Missouri University of Science and Technology are investigating the entire 3-D printing process, including the material properties of the metal powders and how the laser “melts” and shapes those powders into the desired components, to discover both how defects form and methods to avoid them. Read More »

09.06.17User Facility

Digital AutodidactExternal link

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is testing a ‘deep-learning supercomputer in a box’ as it looks ahead to machines that automatically find insights in data. Read More »

09.06.17User Facility

Scientists Fine-Tune System to Create ‘Syngas’ from CO2External link

Scientists have developed a new recipe for creating synthesis gas mixtures, or syngas, that involves adding a pinch of copper atoms sprinkled atop a gold surface. Read More »

09.01.17User Facility

X-ray Footprinting Solves Mystery of Metal-Breathing ProteinExternal link

A team of scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered the details of an unconventional coupling between a bacterial protein and a mineral that allows the bacterium to breathe when oxygen is not available. Read More »

09.01.17User Facility

Scientists Bring Visual ‘Magic’ to LightExternal link

Scientists from mixed reality technology company Magic Leap Inc., working with researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), have developed new, versatile ways to control and enhance the light-bending properties of synthetic optical nanostructures. Read More »

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