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Superconductivity research reveals potential new state of matter

“These heavy fermion materials have a different hierarchy of energy scales than is found in transition metal and organic materials, but they often have similar complex and intertwined physics coupling spin, charge and lattice degrees of freedom.” Common phenomenon could be key to understanding mechanism of unconventional superconductivity LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Aug. 16, 2017—A potential [...]

Superconductivity research reveals potential new state of matter 2017-08-16T14:08:39+00:00

Unique imaging of a dinosaur’s skull tells evolutionary tale

Collaboration creates highest-resolution scan of a large tyrannosaur skull LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Aug. 15, 2017—Researchers using Los Alamos’ unique neutron-imaging and high-energy X-ray capabilities have exposed the inner structures of the fossil skull of a 74-million-year-old tyrannosauroid dinosaur nicknamed the Bisti Beast in the highest-resolution scan of tyrannosaur skull ever done. The results add a [...]

Unique imaging of a dinosaur’s skull tells evolutionary tale 2017-08-15T14:08:30+00:00

Genomic and fluid-flow technologies win regional tech-transfer awards

“Both dfnWorks and EDGE Bioinformatics are technologies developed here at Los Alamos that have potential for wide-ranging impact on industry,” said David Pesiri. Federal Laboratory Consortium recognizes Los Alamos innovations LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Aug. 10, 2017—Two technologies developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory were recently recognized by the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s Mid-Continent Region for their [...]

Genomic and fluid-flow technologies win regional tech-transfer awards 2017-08-10T14:07:52+00:00

Study reveals exactly how low-cost fuel cell catalysts work

“What makes this exploration especially important is that it enhances our understanding of exactly why these alternative catalysts are active,” said Piotr Zelenay. Direct atomic-level observations provide unique insights into efficiency potential of non-precious metals for automotive and other applications LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Aug. 3, 2017—In order to reduce the cost of next-generation polymer electrolyte [...]

Study reveals exactly how low-cost fuel cell catalysts work 2017-08-03T14:07:32+00:00

Single-photon emitter has promise for quantum info-processing

Carbon nanotubes form first known tunable room-temperature quantum emitters at telecom wavelengths LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 31, 2017—Los Alamos National Laboratory has produced the first known material capable of single-photon emission at room temperature and at telecommunications wavelengths. These carbon nanotube quantum light emitters may be important for optically-based quantum information processing and information security, [...]

Single-photon emitter has promise for quantum info-processing 2017-08-01T14:07:54+00:00

Information scientist Herbert Van de Sompel to receive Paul Evan Peters Award

Networked infrastructure to support scholarship among his contributions LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 26, 2017—Herbert Van de Sompel, research scientist at the Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Paul Evan Peters Award from the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Association of Research Libraries, and EDUCAUSE. [...]

Information scientist Herbert Van de Sompel to receive Paul Evan Peters Award 2017-07-26T14:10:25+00:00

Spotlight shines on ground-breaking technologies

Los Alamos National Lab promotes tech-transfer initiatives at annual event LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 25, 2017—Quantum-cybersecurity expert Ray Newell received the 2016 Richard P. Feynman Innovation Prize at a July 20 ceremony celebrating the “Super Power of the Entrepreneur.” Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers Miles Beaux and Nataliia Makedonska, and post-doctoral researchers Jessica Kubicek-Sutherland and [...]

Spotlight shines on ground-breaking technologies 2017-07-26T14:10:26+00:00

Neutrino research takes giant leap forward

The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment will send particles 800 miles to a mile-deep detector in South Dakota LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 20, 2017—In a unique groundbreaking ceremony July 21 at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, S.D., an international group of dignitaries, scientists and engineers will mark the start of construction of a massive [...]

Neutrino research takes giant leap forward 2017-07-20T14:08:05+00:00

Frontiers in Science talk explores space weather

Reeves will discuss the science behind space weather during three Frontiers in Science lectures titled “Whether There’s Weather in Space.” July 20, 2017 Geoff ReevesCREDIT: Fermilab “Intense solar storms can disrupt communications, compromise power grids and even influence your day-to-day life on Earth.” Geoff Reeves will discuss the science behind space weather during three Frontiers [...]

Frontiers in Science talk explores space weather 2017-07-21T14:07:32+00:00

Two become one for Trinity in supercomputer partition merge

Los Alamos National Laboratory integrates systems for increased stockpile stewardship computing capability LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 20, 2017—The Trinity supercomputer’s two partitions sited at Los Alamos National Laboratory were merged, with both Xeon Haswell and the Xeon Phi Knights Landing (KNL) processors available for production computing in the Laboratory’s classified network. Trinity has provided service [...]

Two become one for Trinity in supercomputer partition merge 2017-07-20T14:08:06+00:00