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quantum computers

Quantum Computing: Learning to Speak a Whole New Technology

Imagine trying to use a computer that looks and acts like no computer you've ever seen. There is no keyboard. There is no screen....
Iron tellurides

Gold Ore’s Chemical Cousin Helps Reveal Family Secrets

Iron tellurides are gold-free minerals that are chemical cousins to rich g­­old-bearing tellurides—high-grade ores long prized by gold miners. Today, the poorer cousin, iron...
Top Supercomputer

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Launches America’s New Top Supercomputer for Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) unveiled Summit as the world’s most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer. Secretary of...
electronic devices

New Study Visualizes Motion of Water Molecules, Promises New Wave of...

A novel approach to studying the viscosity of water has revealed new insights about the behavior of water molecules and may open pathways for...
neural networks

Scaling Deep Learning for Science

Deep neural networks—a form of artificial intelligence—have demonstrated mastery of tasks once thought uniquely human. Their triumphs have ranged from identifying animals in images, to recognizing...
Cyanobacterial

Cyanobacterial Studies Examine Cellular Structure During Nitrogen Starvation

Using nondestructive neutron scattering techniques, scientists are examining how single-celled organisms called cyanobacteria produce oxygen and obtain energy through photosynthesis. Collaborators from Washington University in...
oxygen sponge

Neutron Spectroscopy Reveals Common ‘Oxygen Sponge’ Catalyst Soaks up Hydrogen Too

Having the right tool for the job enabled scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and their collaborators to discover that...
bacterial infections

Resisting the Resistance: Neutrons Search for Clues to Combat Bacterial Threats

The discovery of penicillin almost 90 years ago ushered in the age of modern antibiotics, but the growth of antibiotic resistance means bacterial infections...
Vitamin B6

Neutrons Observe Vitamin B6-dependent Enzyme Activity Useful for Drug Development

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have performed neutron structural analysis of a vitamin B6-dependent protein, potentially opening avenues for...
laser

Laser-Focused: Chengyun Hua Turns the Heat up on Materials Research

In Chengyun Hua’s research, everything revolves around heat and how it moves. As a Russell Fellow at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National...
quantum materials

New Method to Detect Spin Current in Quantum Materials Unlocks Potential...

A new method that precisely measures the mysterious behavior and magnetic properties of electrons flowing across the surface of quantum materials could open a...
neuronsvideo

Connecting the Dots

The Big Bang began the formation and organization of the matter that makes up ourselves and our world. Nearly 14 billion years later, nuclear...
router

The Enable Platform: An Energy Router for the Modern Household

Directing energy flows and syncing a home’s electricity generation sources like solar power with the utility grid would get a lot easier with a...
smart datavideo

Arjun Shankar: Advancing National Missions Through Smart Data

The field of “Big Data” has exploded in the blink of an eye, growing exponentially into almost every branch of science in just a...
Neutrino Detector

World’s Smallest Neutrino Detector Finds Big Physics Fingerprint

After more than a year of operation at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the world’s smallest neutrino detector has...
Catalysts

Interdisciplinary Team Designs Gas Flow Cell to Analyze Catalytic Behavior

Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) now have access to a cutting-edge capability for studying catalysts. Catalysts are specialized...
neutronsvideo

Neutrons Peer into a Running Engine

In a first-of-a-kind experiment, researchers used neutrons to investigate the performance of a new aluminum alloy in a gasoline-powered engine—while the engine was running. A...
mercury

Leading the Way: ORNL Builds More Reliable, Longer-lasting Targets for High-powered...

At the heart of the world’s most powerful pulsed-neutron source is a liquid mercury target. Since the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) began operation in 2006,...
Higgs amplitude

Neutrons Detect Elusive Higgs Amplitude Mode in Quantum Material

A team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has used sophisticated neutron scattering techniques to detect an elusive quantum state...
biofuels

‘On Your Mark, Get Set’: Neutrons Run Enzyme’s Reactivity for Better...

Producing biofuels like ethanol from plant materials requires various enzymes to break down the cellulosic fibers. Neutrons have identified the specifics of an enzyme-catalyzed...