For the first time, scientists modeled the spontaneous bifurcation of turbulence to high-confinement mode, solving a 35-year-old mystery.
Setting up a supercomputer is far more complicated than just bringing it home from the electronics store. Staff members of the Department of Energy's supercomputing user facilities spend years on the process, from laying out requirements through troubleshooting. In the end, they run some of the most powerful computers in the world to help solve some of science's biggest problems.
Plutonium has more verified and accessible oxidation states than any other actinide element, an important insight for energy and security applications.
Easily manufactured, rigid membranes with ultra-small pores provides to be ultra-selective in separating chemicals.
A new uranium-based metal-organic framework, NU-1301, could aid energy producers and industry.
Calculations of a subatomic particle called the sigma provide insight into the communication between subatomic particles deep inside the heart of matter.
This is a continuing profile series on the directors of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facilities. These scientists lead a variety of research institutions that provide researchers with the most advanced tools of modern science including accelerators, colliders, supercomputers, light sources and neutron sources, as well as facilities for studying the nano world, the environment, and the atmosphere.
A new polymer, created with a structure inspired by crystalline silicon, may make it easier to build better computers and solar cells.
Researchers succeed in producing larger quantities of a long-lived radioisotope, titanium-44, that generates a needed isotope, scandium-44g, on demand.
Developing a highly active and acid-stable catalyst for water splitting could significantly impact solar energy technologies.
Antibody's molecular structure reveals how it recognizes the Zika virus
Scientists invented an approach to creating ordered patterns of nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamonds, a promising approach to storing and computing quantum data.
Using a genetically modified line of switchgrass, scientists reduced plant cell wall recalcitrance while increasing sugar release over three generations.
Scientists offer new insights into how the source of electrons in batteries fails.
Researchers develop the fastest synthetic catalyst for producing hydrogen gas, potentially leading to a new environmentally friendly, affordable fuel.
Like water, neutrons seek their own level, and watching how they flow may teach us about how the chemical elements were made.
FIONA (For the Identification Of Nuclide A) is a newly installed device designed to measure the mass numbers of individual atoms of heavy and superheavy elements. FIONA will let researchers learn about the shape and structure of heavy nuclei, guide the search for new elements, and offer better measurements for nuclear fission and related processes.
Bottom-up synthesis of tunable carbon nanoribbons provides a new route to enhance industrial, automotive reactions.
More atomic bonds is the key for performance in a newly discovered family of cage-structured compounds.
Enhanced stability in the presence of water could help reduce smokestack emissions of greenhouse gases.
Scientists are devising ways to protect plants, biofuels and, ultimately, the atmosphere itself from damage caused by an element that sustains life on earth.
Researchers create materials with controllable electrical and magnetic properties, even at room temperature.
Novel electrode materials have designed pathways for electrons and ions during the charge/discharge cycle.
First observation of "quantum" heat transport uncovers the ultimate limits for nanoscale devices.
Researchers made a sheet of boron only one atom thick with the potential to change solar panels, computers, and more.