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New Electron Microscope Method Detects Atomic-Scale Magnetism

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Scientists can now detect magnetic behavior at the atomic level with a new electron microscopy technique developed by a team from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Uppsala University, Sweden. The researchers took a...
20-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Titan Shines Light on High-Temperature Superconductor Pathway

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A team led by Thomas Maier of the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) used the Titan supercomputer at ORNL to simulate cuprates on the path to superconductivity. Maier’s team focused on a pivotal juncture on...
20-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Seek New Physics Using ORNL’s Intense Neutrino Source

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Soon to be deployed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is an experiment to explore new physics associated with neutrinos.
17-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Opening Neurotransmission’s Gatekeepers

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In 2015, Harel Weinstein’s team used the Titan supercomputer at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to produce the first end-to-end simulation of a sodium ion, the fuel that powers neurotransmitter sodium...
14-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Drying Arctic Soils Could Accelerate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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A new study published in Nature Climate Change indicates soil moisture levels will determine how much carbon is released to the atmosphere as rising temperatures thaw Arctic lands.
13-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Neutrons Reveal Unexpected Magnetism in Rare-Earth Alloy

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and their collaborators used neutron scattering to uncover magnetic excitations in the metallic compound ytterbium-platinum-lead. Surprisingly, this three-dimensional material...
13-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Provisional Names Announced for Superheavy Elements 113, 115, 117, and 118

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Inorganic Chemistry Division has published a Provisional Recommendation for the names and symbols of the recently discovered superheavy elements 113, 115, 117, and 118.
8-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ORNL Research Finds Magnetic Material Could Host Wily Weyl Fermions

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An elusive massless particle could exist in a magnetic crystal structure, revealed by neutron and X-ray research from a team of scientists led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee.
7-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Pressure Is on

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Researchers with Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) have developed technology to squeeze materials with a million times the pressure of the earth’s atmosphere while studying them with neutrons. When they...
13-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Yonath Discusses Visualizing Ribosomes and Antibiotic Resistance

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Ada Yonath, a pioneer in using crystallographic techniques to visualize ribosome structure, was the most recent Eugene P. Wigner Distinguished Lecturer at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Her work continues to contribute to...
12-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

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