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12.07.18User Facility

Reflecting Antiferromagnetic ArrangementsExternal link

An x-ray imaging technique developed at Brookhaven Lab's National Synchrotron Light Source II could help scientists understand—and ultimately control—the magnetic structure of promising materials for the development of electronic devices that exploit electron spin. Read More »

12.07.18User Facility

LHC Ends Second Season of Data-takingExternal link

On December 3rd, operators guided this year's last beam of particles out of circulation at the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s most powerful particle accelerator at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN. Read More »

12.06.18User Facility

To Curb Maternal Deaths in Developing Countries, Researchers Use X-rays to Map a Lifesaving Drug in ActionExternal link

Using SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source, new research will help in the quest to design low-cost drugs that can tackle postpartum bleeding and other conditions without severe side effects. Read More »

12.04.18User Facility

Matthew Ryder: Understanding the Stability of Next-Generation MaterialsExternal link

Early career scientist Matthew R. Ryder, a Clifford G. Shull Fellow at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), is using neutron science to research how next-generation porous materials known as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and covalent-organic frameworks (COFs) could be used to meet those challenges.
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12.04.18User Facility

A New ARM Pilot Signs UpExternal link

Combat veteran, pilot, athlete, aircraft entrepreneur and executive Jennifer Armstrong is the first woman to fly ARM’s Gulfstream-159 research aircraft.
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12.03.18User Facility

Using Hydrogen Ions to Manipulate Magnetism on the Molecular ScaleExternal link

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has determined how to use hydrogen ions, “pumped” from water in the air at room temperature, to electrically control magnetism within a very thin sample of a magnetic material.
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11.30.18User Facility

Neutron Production at ORNL's SNS Reaches Design Power LevelExternal link

The Spallation Neutron Source at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has broken a new record by ending its first neutron production cycle in fiscal year 2019 at its design power level of 1.4 megawatts.
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11.28.18User Facility

Why the Future of Water Purification May Involve Chinese InkExternal link

At the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, researchers are exploring affordable photothermal materials that could absorb the sunlight necessary to evaporate water and recapture that water, leaving salt and contaminants behind. Instead of trying to heat a whole vat of water, for example, this solar steam approach aims to concentrate heat only at the surface, where evaporation occurs, by covering it with a light-absorbing material.
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11.28.18User Facility

Potential New Way to Boost Biofuels and Bioproducts ProductionExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have gained insight into the primary process by which all cells harness energy, known as cellular respiration, of E. coli bacteria and a species of yeast, each of which are common hosts for biofuels and bioproducts.
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11.27.18User Facility

Light-Activated, Single-Ion Catalyst Breaks Down Carbon DioxideExternal link

A team of scientists has discovered a single-site, visible-light-activated catalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) into “building block” molecules that could be used for creating useful chemicals. The discovery opens the possibility of using sunlight to turn a greenhouse gas into hydrocarbon fuels.
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