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Gaute Hagen: Supercomputing the universe’s building blocks

September 26, 2019

At the nexus of theory and computation, physicist Gaute Hagen of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National…
Students make neutrons dance beneath Berkeley campus

September 13, 2019

In an underground vault enclosed by six-foot concrete walls and accessed by a rolling, 25-ton concrete-and-steel door, University…
Combination of experiments and calculations allows examination of boron’s complicated dance

June 4, 2019

Work opens a path to precise calculations of the structure of other nuclei. In a study that combines experimental…
‘Featherweight oxygen’ discovery opens window on nuclear symmetry

April 3, 2019

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered and characterized a new form of oxygen dubbed “featherweight…
Physicists Solve 35-Year-Old Mystery About Quarks

March 7, 2019

Quarks, the smallest particles in the universe, are far smaller and operate at much higher energy levels than…
Neutrons — Capturing carbon in mid air

February 19, 2019

Researchers used neutron scattering at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Spallation Neutron Source to investigate the effectiveness of a…
New Measurements of Exotic Form of Magnesium Suggest a Surprising Shape-Shift

February 7, 2019

Structure of neutron-rich nucleus, studied by Berkeley Lab-led team, defies existing theories. Just over a decade ago scientists…
Zirconium isotope a master at neutron capture

January 11, 2019

The probability that a nucleus will absorb a neutron is important to many areas of nuclear science, including…
Precision experiment first isolate measure weak force between protons neutrons

December 21, 2018

A team of scientists has for the first time measured the elusive weak interaction between protons and neutrons…
Neutrons—Nanosize matters

December 6, 2018

A team of scientists, led by University of Guelph professor John Dutcher, are using neutrons at ORNL’s Spallation…
Improved Nuclear Physics Code for Supercomputing Demonstrated by Award Finalists

November 6, 2018

Modeling nuclei using fundamental quantum mechanics equations is a big job to manage, even for the world’s fastest…
Iowa State physicists contribute to hard-to-find observation of Higgs boson decay

September 26, 2018

There was so much noise all around, particle physicists had a hard time finding the signal they were…
Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider find key Higgs decay process

August 29, 2018

Researchers with the two large-scale experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, CMS and ATLAS, announced the observation of the Higgs…
Simulations capture life and death of a neutron

May 31, 2018

Lawrence Livermore (LLNL) and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratory scientists, as well as scientists from UC Berkeley and other…
Supercomputers Provide New Window Into the Life and Death of a Neutron

May 31, 2018

Berkeley Lab-led research team simulates sliver of the universe to tackle subatomic-scale physics problem. Experiments that measure the…
Neutrons by the Numbers

May 22, 2018

New counting technique delivers unprecedented accuracy. After years of research, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and…
Neutrons help demystify multiferroic materials

March 22, 2018

Materials used in electronic devices are typically chosen because they possess either special magnetic or special electrical properties.…
Movable Silicon ‘Lenses’ Enable Neutrons to See New Range of Details Inside Objects

March 13, 2018

You can’t see well without lenses that can focus, whether those lenses are in your eye or the…
Neutrons reveal promising properties of novel antioxidant polymer

February 28, 2018

Many natural and synthetic antioxidants help defend the body against oxidative stress—a biochemical imbalance that can damage cells…
Breaking bad metals with neutrons

January 16, 2018

By exploiting the properties of neutrons to probe electrons in a metal, a team of researchers led by…
Reaching for neutron stars

December 1, 2017

For more than a decade, a cross-disciplinary team of chemists and physicists in Arts & Sciences at  Washington…
Neutrons probe oxygen-generating enzyme for a greener approach to clean water

November 18, 2017

A new study sheds light on a unique enzyme that could provide an eco-friendly treatment for chlorite-contaminated water…
Neutrons improve weld integrity of underwater wind turbine foundations

October 28, 2017

Massive offshore structures like oil rigs and wind turbines are designed to withstand the myriad punishments oceans tend…
Research Center Established to Explore the Least Understood and Strongest Force Behind Visible Matter

August 23, 2017

SBU and BNL Launch the Center for Frontiers in Nuclear Science Science can explain only a small portion…
Neutrons peer into a running engine

July 26, 2017

In a first-of-a-kind experiment, researchers used neutrons to investigate the performance of a new aluminum alloy in a…
Neutrons Run Enzyme’s Reactivity for Better Biofuel Production

July 14, 2017

Producing biofuels like ethanol from plant materials requires various enzymes to break down the cellulosic fibers. Neutrons have…
Neutrons zero in on the elusive magnetic Majorana fermion

June 11, 2017

Neutron scattering has revealed in unprecedented detail new insights into the exotic magnetic behavior of a material that,…
Neutrons provide the first nanoscale look at a living cell membrane

May 29, 2017

A research team from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has performed the first-ever direct nanoscale…
Neutrons and a ‘bit of gold’ uncover new type of quantum phase transition

January 22, 2017

When matter changes from solids to liquids to vapors, the changes are called phase transitions. Among the most…
Biology and neutrons collide to unlock secrets of fish ear bones

December 25, 2016

Scientific discovery can come from anywhere, but few researchers can say the answers to their questions would come…
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