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01.09.19User Facility

Study Shows Single Atoms Can Make More Efficient CatalystsExternal link

Scientists have their first direct, detailed look at how a single atom catalyzes a chemical reaction. The reaction is the same one that strips poisonous carbon monoxide out of car exhaust, and individual atoms of iridium did the job up to 25 times more efficiently than the iridium nanoparticles containing 50 to 100 atoms that are used today. Read More »

01.07.19User Facility

Startup Time for Ion Collisions Exploring the Phases of Nuclear MatterExternal link

January 2 marked the startup of the 19th year of physics operations at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science user facility for nuclear physics research at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Physicists will conduct a series of experiments to explore innovative beam-cooling technologies and further map out the conditions created by collisions at various energies. Read More »

01.07.19User Facility

Scientists Move Quantum Optic Networks a Step Closer to RealityExternal link

A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy?s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Chicago and Northwestern University have successfully surmounted the significant challenges of measuring how nanoplatelets, which consist of two-dimensional layers of cadmium selenide, interact with light in three dimensions. Advances in this area could enhance the operation of quantum optic networks. Read More »

01.07.19User Facility

Revealing Hidden Spin: Unlocking New Paths Toward High-Temperature SuperconductorsExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy?s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) used a SARPES (spin- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy) detector to uncover a distinct pattern of electron spins within high-temperature cuprate superconductors. Read More »

01.04.19User Facility

Beam Us UpExternal link

The upgrade of the U.S. Department of Energy?s Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory will make it between 100 and 1,000 times brighter than it is today. Read More »

01.04.19User Facility

Carrying and Releasing Nanoscale Cargo with "Nanowrappers"External link

This holiday season, scientists at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory—have wrapped a box of a different kind. Using a one-step chemical synthesis method, they engineered hollow metallic nanosized boxes with cube-shaped pores at the corners and demonstrated how these ?nanowrappers? can be used to carry and release DNA-coated nanoparticles in a controlled way. Read More »

01.03.19User Facility

Machine Learning Award Powers Argonne Leadership in Engine DesignExternal link

As part of a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy?s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and two companies, Convergent Science and Parallel Works, engine modelers are beginning to use machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence to optimize their simulations. Read More »

01.03.19User Facility

Shining Light on Recombination Mechanisms in Solar Cell MaterialsExternal link

Researchers at UCSB use NERSC supercomputers to better understand key mechanisms behind the solar conversion efficiencies of hybrid perovskites. Read More »

12.31.18User Facility

Making the MakersExternal link

A group of eight undergraduate students from Northwestern University gave their summer internships a twist by teaming up to learn about an array of different advanced manufacturing technologies at the U.S. Department of Energy?s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. Both the students and laboratory staff say the internships yielded positive results. Read More »

12.28.18User Facility

Tribology Interns Find a Smooth Path to ResearchExternal link

Argonne scientists and engineers see their work with interns in the tribology group as an investment. Some of the interns will go on to get Ph.D.s, some will return to Argonne for careers — all of them offer fresh perspectives. Read More »

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