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05.26.17User Facility

Fungal Enzymes Team Up to More Efficiently Break Down CelluloseExternal link

A team led by researchers at the University of California (UC), Santa Barbara has found for the first time that early lineages of fungi can form complexes of enzymes capable of degrading plant biomass.
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05.25.17User Facility

How X-rays Helped to Solve Mystery of Floating RocksExternal link

X-ray studies at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have helped scientists to solve this mystery by scanning inside samples of lightweight, glassy, and porous volcanic rocks known as pumice stones.
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05.24.17User Facility

Special X-ray Technique Allows Scientists to See 3-D DeformationsExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new X-ray technique to see inside continuously packed nanoparticles, also known as grains, to examine deformations and dislocations that affect their properties.
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05.24.17User Facility

NXS Grads Seek Atomistic Insights Into Ferroelectric MaterialsExternal link

Researchers Abhijit Pramanick of the City University of Hong Kong and Mads Ry Jørgensen of Aarhus University are studying ferroelectric properties on TOPAZ, SNS beam line 12, to better understand how ferroelectric materials behave under high temperatures and the application of electric fields.
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05.24.17User Facility

Insight Into Enzyme’s 3D Structure Could Cut Biofuel CostsExternal link

Using neutron crystallography, a Los Alamos research team has mapped the three-dimensional structure of a protein that breaks down polysaccharides, such as the fibrous cellulose of grasses and woody plants, a finding that could help bring down the cost of creating biofuels.
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05.24.17User Facility

Neutrons Provide the First Nanoscale Look at a Living Cell MembraneExternal link

A research team from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has performed the first-ever direct nanoscale examination of a living cell membrane. Read More »

05.23.17User Facility

Report Sheds New Insights on the Spin Dynamics of a Material Candidate for Low-Power DevicesExternal link

To minimize heat loss and optimize performance for low-power technology, researchers are exploring other ways to process information that could be more energy-efficient. One approach that researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are exploring involves manipulating the magnetic spin of electrons, a scientific field known as spintronics.
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05.22.17User Facility

Sequencing of Green Alga Genome Provides Blueprint to Advance Clean Energy and BioproductsExternal link

Plant biologists have sequenced the genome of a particularly promising species of green alga, providing a blueprint for new discoveries in producing sustainable biofuels, antioxidants, and other valuable bioproducts.
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05.18.17User Facility

Scientists Perform First Basic Physics Simulation of Spontaneous Transition of the Edge of Fusion Plasma to Crucial High-Confinement ModeExternal link

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have simulated the spontaneous transition of turbulence at the edge of a fusion plasma to the high-confinement mode (H-mode) that sustains fusion reactions.
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05.18.17User Facility

A 'Wearable' Brain Scanner Inspired by Brookhaven TechnologyExternal link

Building on a Brookhaven Lab innovation designed for brain imaging in moving rats, a team in Virginia and West Virginia designs a device for studies of human interaction, dementia, movement disorders, and more.
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