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LLNL team studies link between residual stress and mechanical properties of 3D-printed stainless steel

October 9, 2019

The buildup of microscopic residual stresses that occur during the process of 3D printing metal parts can lead…
Seeing sound: Scientists observe how acoustic interactions change materials at the atomic level

September 24, 2019

Interaction of sound and light reveals new information of a crystal’s quantum properties. When exposed to stress and…
A Window into the Hidden Nuclear World

August 13, 2019

First atomic-scale actinide spectroscopy sheds light on key material. A team of researchers from PNNL, Lawrence Berkeley National…
Researchers imaged subtle motions of a molecule known as N-methyl morpholine when excited by UV light. Credit: Brown University / SLAC
Caught in the act: Images capture molecular motions in real time

July 24, 2019

Researchers have shot a “movie” of subtle molecular motions in unprecedented detail, shedding light on previously unseen chemical…
A sharper focus: New computational technique resolves compressed X-ray data

July 21, 2019

Argonne develops novel method to more clearly see complex materials physics in difficult-to-access environments. With the right tools,…
‘Exotic’ form of ice both solid and liquid

May 17, 2019

Can water be simultaneously solid and liquid? Yes, according to new research from University of Rochester scientists. The…
Glassy Menagerie of Particles in Beach Sands Near Hiroshima is Fallout Debris from A-Bomb Blast

May 16, 2019

X-ray studies at Berkeley Lab provide evidence for source of exotic assortment of melt debris. Mario Wannier, a…
Researchers discover an unexpected phase transition in the high explosive TATB

May 14, 2019

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists in collaboration with University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) have discovered a…
New Approach for Solving Protein Structures from Tiny Crystals

May 6, 2019

Technique opens door for studies of countless hard-to-crystallize proteins involved in health and disease Using x-rays to reveal…
LLNL scientists use X-ray imaging, simulations to mitigate the defects in metal 3D-printed parts

May 1, 2019

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers, along with scientists at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), have discovered…
Scientists track patterns of island growth in crystals

March 18, 2019

Argonne scientists reveal connections as crystalline layers form. Understanding how crystals grow impacts broad areas of materials science,…
Synchrotron Tools Aid NETL Research On Converting CO2 Into Useful Products

March 12, 2019

NETL researchers studying the chemical conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) into useful products are using powerful X-rays available…
Ultrathin and ultrafast: scientists pioneer new technique for two-dimensional material analysis

March 12, 2019

Discovery allows scientists to look at how 2D materials move with ultrafast precision. Using a never-before-seen technique, scientists…
Researchers use X-rays to understand the flaws of battery fast charging

February 12, 2019

A closer look reveals how speedy charging may hamper battery performance. While gas tanks can be filled in…
Scientists take X-ray aim in effort to discover new fuel catalyst

February 6, 2019

Research reveals why similar water-splitting cobalt catalysts can behave differently. For many years, scientists have been looking for…
X-ray experiments reveal important mechanism behind parkinsonian disorders

January 16, 2019

Gene defect in hereditary forms of the neurological disorder results in manganese poisoning inside cells. A new X-ray…
Powerful X-ray Beams Unlock Secrets of Nanoscale Crystal Formation

January 9, 2019

High-energy X-ray beams and a clever experimental setup allowed researchers to watch a high-pressure, high-temperature chemical reaction to…
Making X-ray Microscopy 10 Times Faster

November 20, 2018

NSLS-II’s Full Field X-ray Imaging beamline can image samples in 3-D faster than ever before Microscopes make the…
DTU has completed technology for Mars mission

November 15, 2018

“Having completed and sent off the hardware is a major milestone, but we still have a ways to…
Scientists find unusual behavior in topological material

October 18, 2018

Argonne scientists have identified a new class of topological materials made by inserting transition metal atoms into the…
X-rays uncover a hidden property that leads to failure in a lithium-ion battery material

September 21, 2018

Over the past three decades, lithium-ion batteries, rechargeable batteries that move lithium ions back and forth to charge…
Shining a new light on biological cells

September 7, 2018

Combined X-ray and fluorescence microscope reveals unseen molecular details. A research team from the University of Göttingen has…
Large supercrystals promise superior sensors

August 2, 2018

Improved sensitivity could improve security in public places Using an artful combination of nanotechnology and basic chemistry, Sandia…
Relaxor ferroelectrics: Relax, just break it

July 20, 2018

The properties of a solid depend on the arrangement of its atoms, which form a periodic crystal structure.…
New X-ray microscope provides new knowledge about well-known material

July 9, 2018

Very few people have heard of barium titanate, BaTIO3, even though it is used in a wide variety…
X-Ray Experiment Confirms Theoretical Model for Making New Materials

July 5, 2018

Over the last decade, scientists have used supercomputers and advanced simulation software to predict hundreds of new materials…
Google Maps for the cerebellum

June 28, 2018

Scientists image millions of nerve cells with the help of PETRA III. A team of researchers from Göttingen…
Peering into Tb bacteria that attacks antibiotics

June 22, 2018

An international team of researchers including those from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has found a new way…
Argonne’s X-rays used to identify new mode of drinking in mosquitos

March 23, 2018

Mosquitos may have a reputation for being one of the world’s most intractable pests, but they are actually…
COSMIC Impact: Next-Gen X-ray Microscopy Platform Now Operational

March 21, 2018

A next-generation X-ray beamline now operating at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) brings…
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