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Materials Modeling Shows Big Future for Boron Nitride Nanoribbons

By  •  7 years ago  •  Science

ORNL researchers are using Jaguar to simulate new desirable properties of graphene substrate.
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Condensed Matter Theorist Discusses Link Between Superconductors

By  •  7 years ago  •  People

In this conversation with Douglas Scalapino, a research professor of physics at the University of California Santa Barbara, he describes his work with two of ORNLs premier user facilities, the SNS and OLCF.
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When a Magnet Isn’t a Magnet

By  •  7 years ago  •  Science

Using an application that took the 2009 Gordon Bell Prize as the world’s most advanced scientific computing application, a team led by ORNL’s Markus Eisenbach has been simulating the magnetic properties of promising materials, focusing in particular on the magnetocaloric effect. Its work is detailed in three recent papers in the Journal of Applied Physics.
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Packing the ions

By  •  7 years ago  •  Science

Discovery boosts supercapacitor energy storage

Flat is in the eye of the beholder.

When you’re talking about nanomaterials, however, that eye is pretty much useless unless it’s looking through an …
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Chemistry and Materials Simulations Speed Clean Energy Production and Storage

By  •  7 years ago  •  Science

Chemistry and materials science simulations made possible through Robert Harrison’s INCITE project have generated 70 scientific publications since 2008.
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BMI Uses Jaguar to Overhaul Long-Haul Trucks

By  •  7 years ago  •  Science

BMI Corporation is combining their aerospace and race care design expertise with the power of the OLCF’s Jaguar supercomputer to create a new, long haul “SmartTruck” that will increase fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.
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Quantum Spin Doctors Dissect Exotic States of Matter

By  •  10 years ago  •  Science

When German physicist Max Planck created quantum theory in 1900, he was not trying to revolutionize the world. He was just trying to provide a theoretical foundation for the way …
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