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Argonne Researchers Use Theta for Real-Time Analysis of COVID-19 Proteins
A pipeline connects ALCF supercomputers to APS experiments, paving the way to elucidate important protein structural dynamics of the coronavirus.
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Visual Analytics Tool Plucks Elusive Patterns from Elaborate Datasets
The system juggles numerical, categorical and image-based data while providing multiple dynamic, coordinated views of these and other data types.
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Berkeley Lab Part of Multi-Institutional Team Awarded $60M for Solar Fuels Research
New partnership between DOE national labs and universities builds on JCAP’s advances in artificial photosynthesis, renewable fuels.
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Argonne and Sentient Science Develop Game-Changing Computer Modeling Program to Improve Discovery and Design of New Materials
Program allows for a far more comprehensive understanding of materials — from atomistic to mesoscopic scale — than ever before.
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On the Surface, Dominant Facets Get More Action
New atomic-level research from PNNL and Washington State U sheds light on how certain metal oxide catalysts behave during alkanol dehydration.
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Another Win for the Standard Model: New Study Defies Decades-Old ‘Discrepancy’ With High-Precision Measurement
Berkeley Lab project scientist contributes to study based on large pool of data from CERN’s ATLAS detector.
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Robert Ainsworth Awarded $2.5 Million to Improve Particle Beams for High-Intensity Experiment
The award funds an in-depth experimental program to examine instabilities that arise as more protons are packed into a beam.
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First Results of an Upgraded Experiment Highlight the Value of Lithium for the Creation of Fusion Energy
Researchers will test how well coating all plasma-facing walls with liquid lithium improves the confinement and increases the plasma temperature.
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Solving Materials Problems with a Quantum Computer
Scientists have developed a method to simulate realistic molecules and complex materials, whose description requires hundreds of atoms.
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New Technique Sheds Light on the Mysteries of Complex Chemical Reaction Networks
The discovery may lead to more efficient processes in many industries, including pharmaceuticals and biofuels production.
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University and Stakeholder News

UC San Diego Chemistry Student Stands Out to U.S. Dept. of Energy
Alejandra Arroyave has been selected to conduct thesis research at Argonne National Laboratory.
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UC Davis Plant Sciences Joins the Center for Bioenergy Innovation as a Full Partner
The Center for Bioenergy Innovation is one of four Biological and Environmental Research Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
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Berkeley Lab Researchers Win Funding from US Department of Energy
Six Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists received Early Career Research awards from the U.S. Department of Energy.
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Two CSU Professors Receive Highly Competitive Award from the Department of Energy
Assistant professors Justin Sambur in the Dept. of Chemistry and Michael Mooney in the Dept. of Physics have each received a five-year, $750,000 award
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NERS Professor Kevin Field Wins DOE Early Career Award
The award will support Field’s research on investigating the complex changes steels undergo in fusion energy devices.
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Plant Tissue Engineering Improves Drought and Salinity Tolerance
Research in College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources addresses future population growth and food shortages.
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Huolin Xin Receives Early Career Award from DOE Office of Science
Xin will develop transmission electron microscopy imaging technologies for making lithium-ion battery electrodes more efficient & long-lasting.
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The Department of Energy Selects UCF Physicist for Career Award
The Department of Energy has awarded UCF physicist and assistant professor Li Fang a career grant of $785,000.
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Stanford-Led Team Shows How to Store Data Using 2D Materials Instead of Silicon Chips
Researchers have invented a way to slide atomically-thin layers of 2D materials over one another to store more data, in less space & using less energy
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